Today I would like to welcome you all on the last stop of the Blog Tour for The Girl He Used to Know By Tracey Garvis Graves and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Tracy from Compulsive Readers for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂
Thank You very much to the publisher – Trapeze and Net Galley for the review copy.
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance
Release date: 08 08 2019
Price*: Kindle £4.99 (GBP)/ Hardback £7.91 (GBP)
Kindle $6.13 (USD)/ Hardback $11.89 (USD)
Pages: ~ 304
My rating: 10/10
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What I learned from this book: How hard it can be in the world when you are different.
Description of the book: Annika Rose likes being alone. She feels lost in social situations, saying the wrong thing or acting the wrong way. She just can’t read people. She prefers the quiet solitude of books or playing chess to being around others. Apart from Jonathan. She liked being around him, but she hasn’t seen him for ten years. Until now that is. And she’s not sure he’ll want to see her again after what happened all those years ago. Annika Rose likes being alone. Except that, actually, she doesn’t like being alone at all.
How this book made me feel: The blurb sounded very intriguing to me, that is why I was curious to read this book. And Oh boy, this book has a story to tell!
The protagonist in this book is Annika, a girl that is very different from other people. She sees the world and the people differently than most, her thoughts and her life story really sucked me in. The book was told from multiple perspectives, Annika and Jonathan, they both were sharing their life experiences. The characters in this book were unique, warm, pleasant, and so well written, that I absolutely fell in love with them. 🙂
The narrative keeps changing between present events and the times when both main characters were at university. I really enjoyed their story from the past, it showed how both of these characters grew as personalities, and it was mesmerizing to read about their journey. I really loved Annika’s openness in this novel, she was not scared to share her deepest and the scariest thoughts, and that was admirable. I found Annika quite relatable because I know few people, who are similar to her, so her openness kind of helped me to understand what might be happening in their heads as well. 🙂 The topics discussed in this novel were autism and how to adjust in the society, anxiety, relationships, bullying and many more.
I think the writing style of this novel was stunning, it was creative, intriguing and had me glued to this novel. I have to throw in a warning, that this novel has some “steamy” parts in it. The chapter length is very decent, and it hasn’t left me bored. I really enjoyed the ending of this book, and I think that it rounded up this story very nicely.
So, to conclude, it is a very unique but at the same time complex story, filled with adorable and lovable characters as well as absorbing life stories, and I strongly recommend this book to everybody. It has taught me some important life lessons, and I hope, It will help others as well. Enjoy!
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the Author: Tracey Garvis Graves is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-one languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, and The Girl He Used to Know. She is hard at work on her next book.
Blog: http://www.traceygarvisgraves.com / Twitter: @tgarvisgraves Facebook: facebook.com/tgarvisgraves.
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