"The Edge of Over There" is an intriguing, suspenseful read that will transport the reader to a different time, a different land, a land of fantasy. Abra had a normal life back then, back before she found the first tree. It was safe, predictable, everything was fine. However, now she is searching and waiting and being led on a journey, but she is not the only one on this journey.
Shawn Smucker's writing reminds me a lot of books that I read years ago, such as "The Giver" and "A Wrinkle in Time." This book is a nice mix of fantasy and unknown and suspense, keeping the reader hooked on the storyline. Shawn also writes from varying viewpoints so that it adds different perspectives but also it adds to the suspense as he leaves you hanging in the middle of something when switching viewpoints.
This is a book that would appeal to both young adults and older adults. It is a good story that is centered in fantasy and addressed secrets, responsibility, knowing whom to trust and whom and what to fear.
*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*