Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater I found the writing style very stilted. I also found it very hard to get into the plot until 2/3 of the book (even then it dragged on) or to become attached to the characters. I kept reading, hoping it would get better, but it never did. The characters remained flat, and the plot continued to drag. The few interesting points are the only reason it gets two stars instead of just one.