Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier It's not a bad book. It kept me entertained enough that I read it all the way through without stopping much unless I had to or got too tired. The main character, Griet, is neat and tidy most of the time, trying to keep things in order. She's quiet and well-composed, not adventure-going like most contemporary YA main characters. She seems to control and limit her feelings.

I didn't understand the characters' actions. I don't want to say the story was flat, but it was just the bare bones of Griet's life. Something was missing. That missing piece prevented me from understanding the motives of the characters.