Faithful by Alice Hoffman
What's it about?
Shelby is a normal 17-year-old girl until one snowy night an auto accident seriously injures her, and kills her best friend. This novel explores grief, guilt, and love in equal measures.
What did it make think about?
The first fifty pages I just wanted Shelby to get a grip- as the story moved on I became more engaged in it. Alice Hoffman does a nice job of pacing Shelby's recovery. I am sure a trauma like this would impact your life in ways we can't imagine. The book was also a sweet reminder of what a mother-daughter relationship can be.
Should I read it?
I am an Alice Hoffman fan so I say "of course"!
If you liked this try-
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Language Arts by Stephanie Kellos
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
Elegies for the Broken Hearted by Christie Hodgen
8 1/2 stars
best of spring/summer 2017
best of winter
best of summer 2014
last spring favorites
on my nightstand
edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!