Thursday, July 31, 2014

REVIEW: The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Tittle: The Night Gwen Stacy Died
Author: Sarah Bruni
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages: 288 pages
Rating: 3/5 stars
Format: E-book

An offbeat love story about the adventures and mutual rescue of a young woman out of place in her hometown and a mysterious stranger who calls himself Peter Parker (and begins to cast her in the role of Spider-Man’s first sweetheart), The Night Gwen Stacy Died is about first loss, first love, and finding our real identities.
This  book seriously got a fancy name that will caught everyone eyes, like mine. At first I thought this was a novel of what happen to Gwen in TAS2, 'cause I'm a biggest fan of Marvel comic and movie adaptation. But no is it not, this book is nothing to do with what happen to Gwen Stacy.

This book is about Sheila,17 years old girl from Iowa who wanted to leave Iowa as soon as she could to Paris,her dream place. She worked at Gas-station,which there she met a man,who refer himself as Peter Parker.
Maybe some chapter of the book seems like a 'plain' plot story. But what make this book is interesting is, this book lead to you a long journey. So this Peter Parker (He's not the one who wall-crawler or wear those latex suit) who apparently always having this strange dreams that 'actually' happen, dreaming about taking Sheila out of Iowa, to Chicago. So, He point the gun to Sheila and took her to Chicago. Where actually the story point. So, Sheila is Gwen, and She's Peter Parker's partner.

The confusing things about this book is,the plot is a little lost. We don't really get where is it going.And the age gape between 'Gwen' and 'Peter' kinda shocking me. This story also dealing with mental-illness as we know that Peter always had this strange dreams and a 'dark' past. Also I dont feel like the romance, I mean the romance is kinda weird like, ah you need to read this book by yourself.

And I can assume that this books is good,but not really a good one. Not sad that I had read this but not to excited about the storyline.

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