Stimuli by Jane Stadermann #mf #review @JaneStadermann


Stimuli

Two boys enter the coma world of their unconscious after an accident. The world of the hospital morphs into nightmarish reality in their new dimension.

The story is told from the viewpoint of Peter, 15 and his sister, Brooke, 17.

A thrilling short novel of epic proportions.

Disclaimer:
The book contains swearing as to fit in with the characters’ personalities and the dire situations they encounter.
The novel also involves adult relationship themes. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Tbird_s ThoughtsTAG

In a matter of minutes, lives were changed.  Two boys ended up in a coma together while family were by their side.  This story is told from Pete’s point of view as he moves through the mental part of being in a coma and the world from beyond while his sister’s point of view relayed what was going on in the hospital as they sat by Pete’s bed side.

You will learn of how Cory and Pete become “brothers” in the darkness and levels of craziness they endured while being unconscious.  I found it interesting how what was happening to them in the hospital evolved into what could be considered gory and scary events in their minds.  We also learned the connection Brooke had with each of the characters involved and the reality in which both boys lived before the accident.

I found the concept of this book intriguing but I had some issues with its delivery.  The writing was choppy at times, fast paced and difficult to grasp the idea the author was trying to uncover for us.  While the descriptions were vivid in Pete’s POV, the rest of the story left some large gaps of scene development, leaving me to assume more of what was going on than what was being shown.  It was a quick read, the POV’s were short and very to the point but I found I spent more time trying to understand what I was reading and the British terms that were used.  I would recommend this book to readers who don’t need a complete story with a lot of scene development yet enjoy being mentally stimulated about a world of the unknown.

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