I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
I may never eat a madeleine without thinking of Proust and his contribution to our understanding of human memory.
It was a standard mystery, and it meandered more than it should have.
I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
The book is more character study than anything else, and though I don't always enjoys those sorts of books, I did this one.
Sadie wasn't the most original book, the mystery of the killer wasn't the most profound, and the characters are forgettable. Still, if you want a quicker, generic mystery, this is a good enough read.
All in all, a decent contemporary YA book, with heavy topics that are easily digestible by YA readers.
This was a beautiful rendering of two women, from different decades, learning their strength as women.
I think this was a decent contemporary YA read, but not the most engaging for someone who feels removed from that age bracket.