By Stephanie Bond
In COMA GIRL, a victim of a tragic event lies in a hospital bed, at the mercy of friends and relatives who think she can’t hear them. But she SO can.
COMA GIRL, Part 1 novella is a month’s worth of daily segments taking place in July.
COMA GIRL, Part 2 novella is a month’s worth of daily segments taking place in August.
COMA GIRL, Part 3 novella is a month’s worth of daily segments taking place in September.
COMA GIRL, Part 4 novella is a month’s worth of daily segments taking place in October.
COMA GIRL, Part 5 novella is a month’s worth of daily segments taking place in November.
COMA GIRL, Part 6 novella is a month’s worth of daily segments taking place in December.
I decided to review all six parts of COMA GIRL as one because I didn’t see the point of every review saying “She’s still in a coma” and “Another secret and/or confession was revealed”. All six parts take place between July 1st and December 31st and total about 600 pages. Apart from Part 6, every novella ended with a cliffhanger that I didn’t see coming.
Marigold was involved in a terrible car accident in June which left her in a coma, however she’s able to hear everything that is said around her. Throughout the months she has regular visits from her family, her best friend, a scary but hilarious nun, the detective investigating her accident, a mystery man who reads poetry, and a doctor who won’t give up that one day she will wake up. Almost every person who visited her confessed their secrets and personal problems, and it was evident very early on that her parents treated her differently from their other children and that her entire family is not involved in her life and know nothing about her. Which is scary because her family now have the right to make medical decisions on her behalf.
I’ll be honest, there’s not much of a romance element to this story, at least there isn’t until you reach the end of November. Assuming she would one day wake up, I kept trying to figure out who she was going to end up with as there were a couple of possibilities, even though she was pining for a man who was marrying someone else. Spoiler Alert: She does wake up. She tells a few people that she could hear everything, but when it came to her family she decided to keep their secrets and start fresh. Her quick forgiveness of her entire family for all they said and did was probably the only disappointing part of this entire series. No-one can heal and move on if everyone is still keeping secrets.
COMA GIRL is told only in Marigold’s POV and to get the most out of the series, it needs to be read in order. The author calls it a daily serial and it is written almost like a journal, with each new chapter being a new day and just a few pages long. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book laid out in such a way, and I found I didn’t mind it. There is no epilogue, which was disappointing as I would have loved to have seen a glimpse into Marigold’s future.
Coma Girl: Parts 1-6
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