As I mentioned to you on Twitter this morning, I wasn’t sure why I had received an ARC in the mail but I’m never one to turn down a book! This book was well written and there was no time when I did not feel that I had a clear sense of what the author was feeling (and that’s not easy to do). Especially when he goes to a movie right after the death, and intentionally goes to a different town, hoping for a bit of anonymity. That completely echoed my experience when a classmate died and our whole class went to the science fair (it wasn’t a science class) as a “distraction” (it didn’t work). As a reader, I wanted to shake the adults in the situation and make them realize that the author had not reconciled the utter lack of blame with the very strong feelings he clearly harbored for all of his young adulthood.
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.