Friday, February 24, 2017

Leave Me

Leave MeLeave Me by Gayle Forman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There's something about Gayle Forman's writing style that grabs me every time. It's the type of book where I think I should put it down and get back to real life, and I just can't. What I also love about Forman's writing is how her characters are so engaging. I don't have to understand the characters' background or condone their choices (which I definitely don't in this one), but the I would follow their stories wherever they go. Forman makes flawed characters relatable and likable. She does ask you to suspend reality sometimes, but I'm always willing to do that for a Forman novel.

Is this book for everyone? No. Most people will get too hung up on the premise of Maribeth Klein backing a bag and leaving her family. But I loved how authentic the characters' emotions and motivations were, especially Maribeth's and her husband's. Will I read Forman's next novel, be it another foray into adult writing or another YA book? Of course. Already counting down the days.

Happy reading-

"I imagine it's like most things in life. You sacrifice something for the knowledge, be it peace of mind, a sense of invincibility, or something less quantifiable."

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