I admit that I'm a day late in actually finishing Ali Shaw's The Girl with Glass Feet but after an action packed couple of days away I couldn't face rushing the last 50 or so pages; I just wanted them to last forever.
Ida MacLaird is turning into glass. She doesn't understand why and is understandably somewhat scared. Desperate for an answer she heads to the island where she thinks her transformation began, to search for a man that she met just once, but in whom she is placing all her hopes of a cure. She makes it to the island, but instead of finding her saviour she instead comes across Midas Crook, an awkward young man who is already struggling to come to terms with his own life's path. They fall in love, but the question is whether or not anything can be done to help Ida before the transformation completely takes hold of her.
I'll be totally honest and say that this is another book that I doubt I would have picked up were it not part of the reading list for the NTTVBG. I normally like books that are set in reality and I'm sorry, but someone turning into glass doesn't fit in that category. Despite this though, there was something in the way that Shaw had written this book which made it completely enchanting. It was impossible to not feel the emotions of the characters and the strong feeling of love between them (in so many different ways) that leapt off the page.
I'm sure I've probably missed some of the deeper symbolism of the book, but even without that I just found it a beautiful love story. I'm now going to head over to Savidge Reads to join in the discussion and see what everyone else thought.