#BookReview Alone: Girl In The Box Series Book 1 by Robert J Crane
Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes...
My Review 3 out 5 black cats
I thought this book was not bad, about average. It gave me x-men vibes as I was reading it. The plot was very simple, not a lot of complexity to it and there were a lot of elements not tied up in this first book so I am assuming they get tied up in later books.
The writing was easy to read and follow. It's a great book book for young adults who have not read a lot of books before, but for an adult or an avid reader the plot may be too simple.
As I said, it reminded me of x-men, people developing super powers. If you are really into that then you may love this, but so far in this first book I don't see anything that makes it unique compared to other books on this subject.
I don't know how I feel about the main character in this first book. For a lot of the book she is just going along with whatever is happening until the end. She also does some things that are very self serving that make her a little unlikable. She did have a rough childhood, her mom sometimes punished he by putting her in a box, so maybe that is why she is this way in the first book. She also knows a lot about the outside world for never leaving her house. I guess you could have learned those things from TV and books.
There are other books in the series, but I'm not sure I am interested in reading them. There was nothing about this first book that made me think something interesting would be coming up, but I would give other books by this author a try. I'm not saying don't read this, I'm saying you might not like it as much if you are a seasoned reader. New readers may like it a lot.