The story Forgive My Finns is the story of a teenage girl by the name of Lilly Sanderson who dreams of bonding with a boy by the name of Brody Bennett who she claims is her soul mate and is destined to rule by her side in the under water kingdom of Thalassina. All of her dreaming and swooning comes to a crash halt when her annoying next door neighbor Quince Flecther tricks her into kissing him which starts the bonding process and making him attached to her forever if the bond stays in place during the first Lunar Cycle.
Outraged by this Lilly sets off for home(Thalassina) where she hopes to get a magical separation from her farther the king . Time is running out because not only is tracking the Lunar cycle but the longer she stays bonded to Quince is the more undiscovered feeling to start to come to the surface and the more Lilly sees her future with Brody slowly slipping away. Now before going into the anymore details of this story and whether or not I liked it I have to say that it took me a very long time to finish this book. I believe that I started it …. oh wow 11/14/2011 !
And I'm just now recently getting finished ! Reason why at the very beginning I was completely turned off from this book just based on the way it was written and the way that it read. Example: “fraidy-fish” “son of a sword -fish” these are just some of the many annoying phrases that comes out of Lilly's mouth and thoughts throughout the story and when I first started in with the first couple of pages I was pissed thinking that I accidentally purchased some kind of children's book. That being said I can now proceed to some actual book related thoughts. I didn't care for the first couple of chapters where Lilly spends most of her time swooning over the boy Brody. I didn't care for it because that was all there was to it . Swooning.
There was no substance to the main character. She comes off as a ignorant, spoiled moronic typical American teenage that spends all day swooning over some boy that has no glue that she exists all because he is too stuck up and self involved to see anything outside of himself or the group of posers and pretenders that he calls friends. Needless to say that I did not care for the MC Lilly at all. Her family was very absent or hardly around during the book so I didn't really get a good read her family life. Her two friends(one of which being from the ocean) lacked real personality so it made them uninteresting. There wasn't any real villains of the story ...no just a few people who had the potential to become a real problem if Childs had wrote it that way. I found the only redeeming character in this story to Quince. I was interested in him for the start. I loved his mannerism's and adored his refreshing take charge attitude and most importantly that he wasn't as one dimensional as the rest of the characters. So in conclusion if your are in between reads and can't figure out what to read you should pick this book up just as a quick and easy read that won't really make you think about anything or analyze anything.
Now as for my personal rating system. As for the characters main character included I give a 4 out of 10 stars. The plot a 3 out of 10 stars. The setting/scenery a 4 out of 10 stars. The cover art a 4 ½ out of 10 stars. And last but not least the over all experience... I'll give it a 4 ½ out of 10 stars only because the book did became more enjoyable towards the end.