Saturday, August 8, 2009

~Book Review - Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak~

Sixteen year old Samuel and his friend David are on a mission. Samuel has a project that he needs to do for school. David knows of a woman who has triplets...very unusual triplets. The plan is for David and Samuel to pay the woman a visit, and take some pictures of the babies.

"What's wrong with them?" I ask with a wavering voice.

"There's nothing WRONG with them. They're my babies. Joseph, Moses
and Noah. They're my miracles. There's nothing wrong with a miracle,
is there?"

Samuel is so shaken by the sight of the babies, he quietly walks around to the side of the house and loses his lunch.

And so that is how Samuel's summer begins. He is haunted by the sight of the triplets every day. He even goes back to the house on his own to see them again. On one of his trips, he encounters an older son that also lives in the home. Darryl. Darryl wants the triplets dead...and he wants Samuel to help him.

Samuel learns a lot that summer. He learns to defend himself. He realizes that he has felt guilty about the untimely death of his mother...and confesses this to a girl that he has strong feelings for. He grows a little closer to his older brother who has moved out of the house and is going to college. And finally, re-connects with his father, after the passing of his mother put up a wall between them.

Wait Until Twilight is a dark coming of age tale, with a light at the end of the tunnel. A very good read.


Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (August 4, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061732958

About The Author:

Sang Pak is a Georgia-raised writer with English and psychology degrees from The University of Georgia. He is currently on hiatus from New York University's graduate program in psychology. He divides his time between Georgia, southern California, and Seoul. Wait Until Twilight is his first novel.


Serena said...

I have this book for review as well. I'm glad you enjoyed it and look forward to reading it.

Linda Nguyen said...

This sounds dark indeed. I wonder what's "wrong" with the triplets?

Tif Sweeney said...

I've recently finished this book as well and hope to have my review up shortly!

Tif Sweeney said...

Oops! I forgot to mention . . . would you mind if I posted a link to your review on mine?

Tif Sweeney said...

I just wanted to let you know that I posted my review and linked to yours! If you would prefer me to remove my link, just let me know!!


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