This is an incredibly quick read, and one that was fairly enjoyable. I was impressed by the writing and play with double meaning riddled throughout the verse.
However, while the quality of the writing was good, the use of verse did cause me to feel disconnected from the characters. This story moves incredibly quickly and there is almost no time to stop and think about what is going on. There is no time to reflect until you turn the final page.
I think that the topic of
It's hard to say that I loved this book when it's about such horrible experiences. Usually, if a book is sad I can easily tell myself this isn't real, but every time that I was tempted to do that, this memoir reminded me that it was.
The story of Jeannette Walls and her family is both something to learn from and something to reflect on. Some of her takeaways in life might no longer be possible in today's world, but who knows, I've never had that experience and maybe they ar
✵ Thank you to St. Martin's Press Wednesday Books and NetGalley for providing me with an early copy of this book for review! Release date: May 7, 2019 ✵
This book was really a rollercoaster. I mean this both emotionally and plot-wise. I was elated, frustrated, depressed, disappointed, and surprised all over the course of this book.
I missed a key part of the synopsis that a hint of magic would be involved... so I was quite shocked when the story took a 180 halfway throug