Friday, August 15, 2014
Year of Mistaken Discoveries, by Eileen Cook
Pleasant enough of a read, but lacking much of a spark. The story wants to be many things: a soul searcher, a romance, a coming-to-grips-with-grief novel, and a story about adoption. However, it doesn't really pan out. Avery is part of the problem. She's supposed to be very popular, but she acts like an outsider. She's supposed to have grown apart from Nora, but she talks about her dead former friend like they were still BFFs (while tuning out her alleged friends). It doesn't help that Avery doesn't really know what she wants from life and hardly gloms on to anything by the end either. Even the romance is without spark.