Author: Heather Davis
Published Date: April 12, 2010
Amy, a sixteen-year-old recovering from an abusive relationship, moves to the country to start a new life with her aunt–all she wants is for everything to be different. In the clearing at the back of Aunt Mae’s property, she makes an amazing discovery—Henry, a boy stuck in the endless summer of 1944. Henry and his world become Amy’s refuge and she begins to learn that some moments are worth savoring. But when the past and present come crashing together, both of them must find the courage to face what is meant to be, even if it means losing each other forever.
The Clearing is the story of an impossible love.
After ending a abusive relationship Amy decides the best thing for her is to go live with her aunt, and leave the city behind. While trying to find her way there, she comes upon a foggy mist, and on the other side of this mist lives Henry, who is living in 1944.
I thought the Clearing was a quick read, but left quite a bit of unanswered questions. Amy was slightly less interesting than Henry. The love between Henry and Amy is bittersweet, and doomed from the beginning. Two people living in two separate times at the same time. Uh, yeah..doomed. I actually got teary eyed while reading the ending. I was much more interested in what was going on in Henry’s life, he was a much more interesting character than Amy, but that could be because Henry is so different than the today’s young males.
Overall, I enjoyed the story, but felt it something was missing, almost like it was a incomplete story. There was a beginning, and ending, but not to much meat in the middle. Pleasant, short and sweet.