26 December 2014

Wildlife; Fiona Wood

WildlifeWildlife by Fiona Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another book that there's So. Much. Love. for that I sort-of get, but not totally. The growth that Sib undergoes is nothing surprising, right down to her realization about her friends and so-called friends. Lou's grief feels natural, particularly the not being able to move forward part, as does her eventually being able to do so as she makes friends who never knew Fred. If only there'd been something a little surprising here!

And what's with the alternating chapter narration? Was there a memo I missed that authors/publishers got? Maintaining separate voices is difficult work, and here the two start to converge so that by the end it wasn't always clear who was "speaking".

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