• 𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒚 is 𝒊𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒃𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔, 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒖𝒍𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒓𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈.
• “𝑮𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒇 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆, 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒇𝒖𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒔. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈-𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒈𝒓𝒊𝒑.”
• 𝑴𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒎𝒊𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒍𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒉𝒂𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈.
𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀 – The story set in southern California revolves around 3 young people’s coming-of-age journeys 17 year old Naida grieving over her mother’s suicide. A 21 year old pastor boy Luke Shephard and Aubrey who left her mother’s home to live with her sister and later following their pove triangle.
𝗠𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 – The writing was simple and flawless. It’s a well written debut novel. (Just telling) I really liked how each character developed into something they never had imagined of. The story was intriguing and there were some really good thought provoking lines I really loved, I’ve mentioned some of them above. The narration was brilliant even tough story didn’t revolved around the mothers they’re constantly part of the story. It truly depicted that in a small town anyone’s business is everyone’s business.
The novel included several topics like teen pregnancy, abortion, physical abuse, estranged relationships in family, friendship, betrayal etc.
The characters always asked one question to themselves what if they had chosen different paths and it’s consequences. I really loved this question because each of us ask this question to ourself at some point in life, Maybe everytime.
Overall I’ve never a read a story like this and I’m definitely recommending it to you as it’s short and won’t consume your time alot.