Last time I took forever to write that triple review, so I'm going to try to give a quick "sum it up" snippet review so I can get back in the swing of things here. Here we go!
Honestly, this novel takes a lot of time to get through. You think you know what is going to happen and then parts of the story unfold and reveal themselves to you. I kind of like that unpredictable nature to them, although once that one piece falls in to place, you know the rest of it. I still really love a good Harriet Evans novel and felt this one did not disappoint. If anyone will make me cry, Evans will.
I think I got caught up in the hype, especially coming off the buzz that came with books like Easy as well. Maybe it's the idea of characters that had experienced so much and had worked through so much pain and grown up together that made me think it was going to be a great read, but it just didn't come together for me. I also think that I might be looking at it as a high school teacher who worries about its marketing and perception by the students who might pick it up. I do think there is a particular audience who might be ready for this novel, but I'm not sure I fit into it.
Well, I succeeded in getting another triple review written. Let's see if I can writing a few other reviews. I've actually been reading a lot this summer. I'm exercising like crazy, eating super healthy, and sleeping like a mad woman (if mad women sleep like crazy). You get what I'm saying, right? Anyway, I'm doing all of that trying-to-be-healthy-and-feel-better sort of stuff so I'll be a better and more healthy me by this fall. On the whole, I'm just repairing myself so I'll stop having killer migraines and so I'll be happier! Anyway, I'd like to be caught up with reviews before I head back to work, so I might be back with another triple review! I hope you're having a great summer, whatever you're reading and whatever you're doing.