I'm in a bit of a quandary with this book. I might just get the negative part out of the way first. I found it a bit 'woolly' on the whole; not that the narration was woolly just the...I'm tempted to say editing (but I don't want to be rude), it could have done with tightening up a bit for me. And remember this is only for me, you might have a completely different reaction to it, that's what makes books and talking about them so interesting for me! It felt like it drifted through days and months so I was never completely sure where I was in the story at times, it took me a while to acclimatise myself then, which in turn distracted me from the story.

Okay that is - negative (and rudeness) over, now for the good bit!

I did really like the story, which is aptly represented by the title - Glass Houses. It examined the after-effects of the horrific crash in an interesting way, and the premise of Tori's transformation as a result was a different way to approach this story I though. The choice to show this transformation by changing Tori to Victoria, took me aback a little, but I totally understand the reasoning behind it.

The novel presents us with a good question of what is the right 'punishment' for a crime. Indeed no amount of money can replace a person, a child, so what good is it? Does is actually serve as an appropriate recompense for the family left behind? And yes, I can see the other side of the coin (no pun intended) too; like I said it's a good question.

For me, that's what I shall remember about this book. Because of the problems I had I didn't really gel with the characters that much, but I did enjoy the theoretical conundrums it gave me.