The Girl was a unique thriller documenting the childhood and young adult years of a Girl fated to carry a demon of death. The device of never using the Girl's name made her seem ever more like a forgotten object. Since her family knew of this curse, they ignored, abused and made her feel worthless. Most of the story focused on the Girl's childhood and young adulthood growing up with this demon's voice in her head while dealing with her family's abuse. It was very difficult to read about the Girl's abuse, but it was well written and realistic. The Girl's methods of dealing with her situation were interesting to read, especially as she grew and matured, understanding more about what her family was doing. Sprinkled throughout the story were foreshadowing of when the Girl and demon finally embrace one another and meet at the end of the book. I would have loved to see the full potential of the Girl and the demon working together. I also enjoyed learning about the Girl's Philippine heritage and the battle of Lapu- Lapu and Magellan as the origin story of her family history with the demon. I'd love to see what's next for the Girl.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.