The Fountain is really special, in place of time travel affecting the present day it comes down to a penny and a wish. I started reading the Fountain and it was of a steady pace, not too fast as I tend to favour but a good steady one none the less. I don’t want to say the story is a classic cause it is not but parts are.
Ava new girl at a boarding school meets Queen Bully Bee and well things do not look good for her on her first day of classes. Actually it goes bad to worse until the point she find the Fountain accidentally. There is a bit of a brewing romance with Ethan but Ava has also left a boyfriend at home. It is a love triangle my friends.
Alright, in terms of Spoilers I do not think I have given you more that what is in the blurb, but we discussed cause/effect, action/reaction earlier this week in my Divine Hotel post and well we have that going in here too. Maybe this should be the theme of the week.
When you see what Ava has gone through, you can feel really sorry for her. It is hard not to and in a way I cannot blame her for the wish. Heck, I would have maybe done the same thing in her situation. Which makes me wonder if that was the intention of Suzy where we see that any of us maybe would have done the same. I mean if we believe in fountains granting wishes!
I don’t particularly, but it did not stop me to make my wish in the Trevi Fountain in Rome and some other known locations I was visiting when I was traveling. Did I believe they would come true sadly no, but I have been back to Rome many times though I am not sure that counts.
But Ava was raised to make wishes on Fountains and she was not particular in her believing in them she still did it and as I said, I do not blame her one bit!! Not One!!!
But what happens when an innocent wish comes true and you realised you have changed everything around you without meaning to.
There are good questions here to ask ourselves and even Ava is struggling with the consequences. i really felt for her because all that has resulted was beyond her control.
My feeling is that there should be more to the story though I did not see a reference to a series or a next volume anywhere in my materials. My gut tells me it is not done cause there are a lot of elements that need to be explored and clarified better. I am hoping we get a follow up soon.
My advice, go and grab it!
Suzy’s first Young Adult Novel, The Fountain was released December 8, 2015 with Evil Alter Ego Press.
Suzy’s long career building companies lends her a unique perspective in the literary world.
Suzy lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and three children and is an involved community member. Currently, she is the Program Manager, Young Adult/Children’s Programming for When Words Collide (WWC), a literary Festival held in Calgary annually in August.