I waited a long time to pick up and read this book. (Actually, I picked up my Kindle and read this book on there, so maybe that has something to do with it.) But once I started reading it, I could hardly put it down. I’m not sure what it was, but the combination of the characters being relate-able and the storyline moving at a fast clip had to help for sure.
Despite the fact that this book had several characteristics that I usually don’t like in a book (the timeline jumped back and forth and parts of it are set in the distant past), I was hooked from pretty much the beginning. The updated cover is beautiful too, and that always makes me happy as a reader. There were a few places where I became a little lost, but I managed to find my way back without too much trouble. I think men and women alike will be charmed by this debut novel–which is a feat in itself. This is an adult book, but it might appeal to a mature young adult who is interested. This novel is wonderful, inside and out!
Profanity/Language: 2 derogatory names; 3 anatomical terms; 18 F-Word derivatives.
Violence/Gore: Some brief description of inhumane treatment of citizens by government officials is mentioned; war is mentioned several times with some brief descriptions of violence; a dead animal is briefly described; non-life threatening injuries are mentioned twice, with no explicit detail; a man is killed with some very brief description
Sex/Nudity: Adultery is mentioned with no detail; porn is mentioned with no detail; sex is referred to several times; nudity is mentioned several times in a clinical, non-sexual way
Mature Subject Matter:
Death, death of a parent, war, abandonment, violence.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults drink; heroin use is mentioned; adults smoke; drug use is mentioned briefly.