Vacation Review #1
I’m not providing official book descriptions in vacation reviews ~ I trust you know where to find it if you want it!
So, let me preface this with the fact that this is NOT my normal read and I know many of my read-alike friends might not want to follow me on this sordid and graphic-sex-laden trip down the rabbit hole that is Elise and Jamey’s relationship……BUT. BUT.
Sometimes reading outside and waaaay past our comfort zone stretches our world and more importantly our empathy. I actually hated this story, while very much appreciating the writing, for the first 100 pages……and then as soon as the story moved to NYC Elise started getting under my skin. And then more of her history was revealed. And then I’m like, oh NOW I know who she is and why she is. And then I grew to love her fierce determination to MAKE IT, damn it.
And then I couldn’t stop reading through the madness and finished this book with the last 25 pages spent with my phone flashlight lighting the pages with a pillow over my head so it wouldn’t disturb my husband driving in the dark because I HAD TO find out how it ended.
I can honestly say I’ve never read a book with c u next Tuesday (c’mon, I’m a school librarian- I can’t even speak that word!) used so often and it jarred me…..but jarring can be good when it’s accompanied by literary force as this is.
Anyway, if you are willing to make the commitment to riding the White Fur emotional roller coaster, PLEASE tell me what you think of it!
Thanks to Blogging for Books for this review copy!