I have practically zilch to say about this book.
Wait, I do have something. Reading This Song Will Save Your Life didn’t feel like reading. It’s like one of those really well-written fantasies that just suck you in- but different too, because the magic here is in Elise and her passion for music and her nightly visits. There’s magic right here in this book- magic like glitter, in the realm of logic; something no nihilist out there can scoff at. I finished TSWSYL in one evening and the moment I emerged, I had to take a couple minutes to orient myself.
It is a brilliant novel and while I had a few bones to pick here and there, somehow they’ve been lost in the stack of… something good that you stack?
Also someone who’s read it, help me! I don’t get the last line of the book.
Maybe I sorta do, I don’t really know, and if it means what I think it means or even if it doesn’t, I HATE it! I don’t get why but the paragraph before than one I loved to bits and this one… ugh!
I also love the cover and I want those headphones. Bloody hell, I require them!
Many thanks to the publishers for providing a review copy.
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Growing up is made up of a million small moments in time, and one of the most painful is the moment you’re severed from the whole, when you realise that your parent is complicated and fallible and human.
This is a book of unfinished chapters. Friday Brown’s life is composed of unfinished chapters. Why do books have to be so heartbreaking?
The cover just about makes me lose my shit.
Definite recommendation, guys. Read this bloody book. Read it, for those last chapters and for the whole book and for Friday and Silence and Bree and Wish and Carrie and, even, Arden. Read it.