March 14, 2009
Review # 2 – Soul Mate – Ana Star
This review was originally posted on Manic Readers
by Ana Star
Lonely teenager, Devon, has an after school ritual of stopping by at a convenience store for a soda and a rest on the outside sidewalk. But a seemingly normal day is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Silia an “odd girl” by Devon’s standards. What does this girl want from Devon, and how is it that she has such a good knack at appearing and then suddenly disappearing without leaving a trace?
Despite Soul Mate’s extremely short length, and not quite appropriate title, this story packs a punch of emotions that leads the reader on a bittersweet journey of life and untimely death. Ana Star captures the reader’s interest right in the beginning with the connecting of two lonely individuals as one of them mysteriously appears to the other, and sends the other, and the reader, on an interesting course towards ultimately finding out the almost unbelievable, but sad truth.