I finished this book over a week ago now (the new book I’m reading is dragging something terrible) and in the meantime life happened, so I’m finally reviewing this book now.
Here’s the cover:
And here’s my review: 8/10. I really liked this book. I did indeed. The premise is about siblings and their relationship as they grow older. The book is divided into two halves. I think the first half of the book was fantastic. Except for when Elly, the narrator, got whiney. That made me not like her as much. But with a cast of other interesting characters, I’ll let it slide.
If you’re after a quick easy read where you like to imagine the scenery without getting bogged down, then this is for you. Sarah Winman doesn’t explain everything, she leaves a lot of it up to your imagination, and you know, I like that. I can draw my own conclusions when I have to.
And my favourite quote from the book is this one:
‘I remembered again the sense of adventure that flooded my thoughts, the breathlessness of the what-ifs, the connection, the infinite connection to a horizon that reached beyond and whispered, Follow, follow, follow.’
If you’ve read it too, I would love to know your thoughts!