Omigod! I was getting on here expressly to post about having just finished Linger(and starting over again on Shiver!) In my opinion, u know a book is good, when you finish it, and ache afterward. It's like a piece of Shiver and Linger's world has broken off and wormed its way in me, and just under my skin are wolves, and Sam and Grace, the woods, and the hurt of goodbye.
And from the above, u can tell that I'm still on a high from finishing Linger at five in the morning!
But seriously, Maggie is terrifically awesome!!! I've always liked wolves(one year for my b-day, my Mom got me a figurine of a wolf howling, and that played Moonlight Sonata). I think what calls to me the most from Sh. & Li. is just how well Maggie portrays good-bye. How bad it sucks, and hurts, and just plain changes everything.
My Mom died when I was fifteen, and I remember that first night, how it felt realizing she was just...gone. That I couldn't touch her again or hear her voice, and that from now on, it would all be memory. And I know that memories are wonderful, beautiful things(trust me, I know), but at the time, it wasn't enough, all I could focus on was the good-bye and how bad it hurt.
Right, so forgive me for rambling(and if I reread this post again, I'm going to kick myself for posting at...oh, six-oh-six in the morning, when I'm still riding an awesome reading high!)! Today, while I'm making withdrawals, and deposits, and loan payments, and generally getting sick of lookin at money-Fridays are crazy in the banking world- I'm gonna be thinking about Linger!