Review: The Bewitching of Alison Allbright by Alan Davidson

The Bewitching of Alison AllbrightThe Bewitching of Alison Allbright
by Alan Davidson
YA Contemporary
ebook, 160 Pages
May 20th 2012 by Straw Hat (first published August 20th 1979)


Alison Allbright has always sought refuge in day dreams - of having a glamorous mother and a lovely home, of being an exciting person, of doing all the things that the others at high school do - and more. When Mrs Considine appears, spinning her amazing web of fantasy and making those dreams come true, Alison is completely bewitched....until she discovers the catch.


My Review

The Bewitching of Alison Allbright had a unique plot that was also a little disconcerting. I won't spoil the plot, but it did make it difficult to like Alison. I pretty much didn't like her until the very end when she finally comes to her senses. At least she does come to them, but it was a long time coming. I could see the craziness, or maybe insanity would be a better word, of one of the characters slowly coming to light as the story progressed. It was just crazy and sad and wrong in so many ways. Alison is so blind to it all, which is why she is so easily "bewitched."

Overall, not a bad read. It's more pitched for tweens than teens, but the writing and characterizations were good. It was just hard for me to really get into it.

Content: Clean

Source: Purchased through Amazon during a free promotional period.

Do you ever read books that are perfectly fine, but just don't work for you or you just feel "meh" about?

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