I typically find the books I read through word of mouth, or GoodReads. I add them to my list of to read and go through them methodically. I’m a creature of habit what can I say. But once in a while I surprise myself, and found this book at my local Giant while grocery shopping. Something about the picture on the cover caught my eye, I read the back cover and in my cart it went (It didn’t hurt that they had a sale on books as well).
The description of the story also grabbed my attention, to be specific, the part about a young girl who loses her mother. I like to read others’ experience of losing a parent at a young age to compare to my own experience and have found it really helpful in navigating through my own thoughts.
So maybe it isn’t quite fair to critique the entire book since I was truly only interested in one facet of the story, and this book had a few stories entangled into one. That being said, the story itself unfolded like an episode of any (fill in the blank here) show. The everyday drama of infidelity, love, and loss.
What I liked about the book was the expression of emotions. They were very real and undramatized. What I didn’t like about the book was the lack of depth in emotions, I felt the writer, Kaya McLaren could have taken it a step further. It just felt like she stopped short at times.
What I didn’t like about the book was its lack of juiciness, which tends to make it a little like what I made for dinner last night…unforgettable.