Charlotte Woodland is a very visual writer and with only a few words she is able to elicit detailed images of places, characters, art, and music. Her characters in Obscure Felicity are very relatable and gradually introduced throughout the book. When a chapter ended with, “We need to talk,” there was no way I could put the book down.
The story: After a mystical experience in the desert, Vincent and Brenda’s lives are changed forever. Vincent invents special sunglasses with the intent to recreate this same magical experience of connection to the Universal Mind. The glasses find their way to other unassuming characters through being stolen, dropped, and picked up. As they journey through different characters, each temporary owner has a jolt of connection to the Universal Mind and receives instantaneous personal growth.
Favorite characters: Carter, for his adventures and growth from being selfish, to finding real fulfillment in helping others. Helen, who is struggling with taking care of others, magically finds her true passion/talent and begins to focus on herself.
This book has a lot of thoughtful interactions with attention to small details that even professionals in the subject areas would experience as real. I recommend this adventurous, thought-provoking, easy to read book for older teens through adults. We could all benefit from a little magical healing.
I don’t want to give too much away…it’s a page turner!