Another of the anniversary year short stories where I felt it the story could have used a whole lot more fleshing out. The Ripple Effect
was certainly a perfectly fine little story, but for something that I got the feeling that should have had some effect on the reader, an emotional impact of some sort, it left me to shrug and feel rather indifferent.
Also, and I can't really put my finger on the reasons, but somehow this story felt "younger" to me than the previous stories in this set - not in any particularly bad way, but just, well... part of not feeling quite as satisfying as it could have been.
Anyway, this was the first thing by Blackman that I've read, and while I could have hoped for a bit more, it does make me want to read her original fiction - I've heard nothing but good things about her YA novels.