Title: Something Like Winter
Author: Jay Bell
Publication Date: July 25, 2012
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Review: One word: Incredible. I feel like I pretty much ate this book up. This is so much more than just a rehash of the first book from Tim’s perspective. It provides insights and dimensions to the story that make the characters so much more real. The parallel narrative is distinct and adds many layers to the story of Tim and Ben (and everyone else in their lives). This book also continues the story past the first book, giving readers a glimpse into life after ‘summer’ and ‘winter’.
This installment is more angst-ridden than the first and definitely has some utterly heart-wrenching moments, but it is definitely worth reading. This is one of those books that can truly move you.
Part of what makes this book so great is the way it relates to the first book, and Jay Bell has done an incredible job here. The world he has created is one I’m excited to go back to in the rest of this series – I expect more laughing and crying in my future.