Just finished chapter 1 and there wasn't a single word of speech throughout it. If it's the same in chapter 2 then I'll be reluctantly knocking a star off.
Yay, we have a sentence of speech, so the book is keeping its five stars so far!
We're back to no speech again now... it's a very 'telling' and very little 'showing' book unfortunately. If chapter 4 has such a small amount of speech then the star is still coming off... four stars is better than a single star though ;-)
Chapter 4 has a small amount of speech, so maybe the author is only putting it in every other chapter for some reason?
Each chapter is incredibly short... usually only a couple of pages long - that's not industry standard for a YA novel either!
There's been a small smattering of speech, but nowhere near enough so the first star is coming off, unfortunately.
Oh! The book finished just as it was getting going! It's been a good read, just needs to be a lot longer and with oneheckuva lot more speech - if it had both those things it would have been a well-deserved five stars from me!