#NetGalley 5 Star – I suppose it becomes bittersweet. I loved this.
I read this novel quite quickly-by that, I mean it took me under three hours. I found that this was a novel suited for a Sunday morning. It made me feel such intense appreciation for what we have today, in comparison to the uncertainty that wars bring with it. As I wrote that last sentence I came upon the realisation that it’s actually a lot like today’s wars.
Anyway, I will recommend this novel: it follows the life of Sam a modern day teenager, who has, what we begin to discover, a gift. She, like most children, had imaginary friends. And as she gets older, she begins to see their lives, their journeys, whilst she likes through her own.
The story flows smoothly from both their lives and Jess, Sam’s imaginary friend, is a remarkable well developed character. I sympathised with Jess during her experience of love, her short period of motherhood and her willingness to let go. The writer wrote in such a sophisticated prose that I understood what was happening, this was a novel style I have come across before. In spite of this, This novel was better, if not unique, it incorporated the story and the unwinding events so subtly that one wouldn’t even begin to think they were linked.
The outcome of Jess’ life was bitterly akin to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. They become United later, and I suppose it becomes bittersweet. I loved this.
I received this novel through NetGalley and I thank the author, publisher or editor for the opportunity.
Saarah N, Reviewer