My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is one of those books you’re either going
to “get” or not. I don’t think anyone who reads this will set this book
down when all is said and done and say, “Eh. It was ok.”
centers around Deanna Madden, a women who is so plagued by visions of
committing murder, has decided the only way to keep those visions at bay
is to lock herself away from the world inside apartment 6e. In order to
support herself she works full-time as an online cam girl, or in other
words, she performs sex acts of all kinds online for different men and
women in exchange for money.
As Deanna’s story unfolds, several
characters are brought into the fold. The first is the delivery boy (guy?
man?) Jeremy. Since Deanna has sentenced herself to a life of being a shut
in, Jeremy acts as her outside source of all necessary items. Although
he’s nothing more than a UPS man, there is a relationship there early on
in the story that has formed between these two over the three years she
has lived on his route.
The second, is a young girl by the name of
Annie whose story is told on the periphery of Deanna’s. We see her play,
attend her birthday party, and through several other moments that define a
child’s life. The final is an unnamed man who we the reader learn early on
has nothing but less than honorable intentions.
Obviously at some
point all four storylines converge, but frankly to tell you more would be
to ruin the enjoyment of reading it yourself. I will say the manner in
which Torre crafted this convergence was both brilliant and well written.
The books jumps from Deanna’s first person narrative, to third
person narrative following Jeremy, Annie, and the man. Not going to lie,
at first I found this very jarring as the reader. One minute you were in
Deanna’s head and then the next you were in Jeremy’s. Once I got about a
quarter of the way through though, I was able to grow used to the cadence
with which Torre wrote the book.
The Girl in 6e is also the first
book in the Deanna Madden series with two more books to follow. Do Not
Disturb is currently available and If You Dare drops in the next couple of
day. So if you’re series shy like me, and wait for all the books in a
series to be out before starting you’re good to go.
certainly will not be the book for everyone. Torre colors far outside of
the lines for the entire book and you will either be able to hold on in
order to see the whole picture or will give up trying. I was in the former
category and am so glad I did. The Girl in 6e is original and like nothing
else I have ever read, and that final masterpiece that Torre created in
the end was so worth it.
If you’re tired of reading the same old
same old and are truly looking for something outside of the lines then you
definitely just found your next read. The Girl in 6e was most definitely a
solid 4.5 star book for me. Brittany
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