REVIEW – Strings by G. Miki Hayden

Title – Strings
Author – G. Miki Hayden
Publication date – June 2nd 2014
Genre – Sci-fi/Contemporary (I’m not too sure)
Rating – ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆


I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review

In Strings, Robert, an ordinary boy, finds himself in a newly chaotic world. Buildings move when and where they please, and time jumps around according to no known laws of physics. For Robert, getting to his regular school in the morning is impossible, and as for getting home… But Holden, a boy he and his friend Nila meet in a cave, offers them a string. No, not twine—a string of the kind that forms the universe. Teeny and tiny, and invisible to the naked eye, this string will take Robert and Mila to their homes and way beyond, to other dimensions.

Robert doesn’t intend to save the world or to do anything except get by as best he can. Yet despite his hope to remain uninvolved, those he meets and where he goes draw him to participate. Robert’s companions on the journey through the multiverses include: the boy genius, Holden, who will defeat the alien Flatlanders at all costs; Nila, the girl next door, who doesn’t live next door just yet; Mr. Marvin, the clueless physics teacher, who considers the discrepancies they encounter to have a logical explanation; and Alfred Einstein (no, not Albert), more a nemesis than a companion, who still spends a lot of time traveling with the others. Hop on board an elusive string and see what the higher dimensions have to offer.
– Goodreads description

I just finished this book and I’m so confused. I liked it, at least I think I liked it but it was really complicated. I really liked the writing style and the characters, it was really interesting to read. I’m interested in books that have to do with magical realism/sci-fi so I really enjoyed that aspect of the story but sometimes it just got too complicated and I couldn’t really concentrate on the plot. I felt that the story didn’t really have a drive, it just sort of drifted then ended in a way that didn’t completely resolve what had happened. I may have to reread this at some point to further understand it but I did enjoy it though I had hoped for something more. I think you have to read the book to understand what I’m talking about because I don’t think I can really summarize what this book was about. 🙂


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