Friday, March 13, 2020

The Book of Second Chances by Katherine Slee

DNF @ p.82

I try to read at least 50 pages before deciding a book isn't for me. I feel like 50 pages is a good amount of time spent invested in making an effort to care about the characters and the story. Sadly, I didn't really care for either. This is an overly twee, hand-holdy book about a young woman whose grandmother leaves her a posthumous scavenger hunt. The young woman in question is disabled, anxious, and has agoraphobia-- and since she's orphaned, as well, her grandmother is literally the only person she had in the world. So, perfect. Granny is going to torture her from beyond the grave and call it character development. *slow clap* Bravo.

You might enjoy this if you like preciously written works of women's fiction. I, however, do not. I think the cover is lovely and the premise of a book-about-books with an introvert with a disability who has relatable interests and passions (books! drawings!) should have been great, but it missed the mark for me.

Maybe not for you?

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

1.5 to 2 out of 5 stars

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