These past two weeks I read too many good books to write reviews on Instragram so I decided to write a whole blog post instead.
If you are a lover of libraries like I am, you should read this. If you hate libraries, you should read this to learn why you should love them. If you are indifferent to libraries, you should read this to learn why you should become passionate about them.
In short, READ THIS BOOK!
Emily): A baby dies. That is not a spoiler.)
I feel like this is the "it" book right now. Everyone's reading it and talking about it. It's about adoption, but it's about the potentially dark side of adoption. Let me preface this by saying, I'm a big fan of adoption. I am adopted. It was not an "open adoption." Because of this I've always had mixed feelings on open adoption. But let me say, open adoption would completely negate all the issues in this book (I think).
The hardest part of this book is that it is based on facts. Things that actually happened. While the families involved are fictional, the premise is not. This book is like Lilac Girls in that I spent a few hours online after I finished it, researching the back story of this novel.
I had this book out of the library three times before I finally got around to reading it. And then I read it in two days. This book is good. This book is hard. This book is powerful. You should read this book but be warned that it deals with some really ugly facts of life.
So that's what I've been reading the past two weeks. Can you see why I needed more than an Instagram post to sum up these books?!?!?!