Monday, 9 March 2015

Ten Things I've Learnt About Love By Sarah Butler

The Blurb:

A uniquely heart-wrenching and life-affirming novel for fathers and daughters everywhere.

Alice has just returned to London from months of travelling abroad. She is late to hear the news that her father is dying, and arrives at the family home only just in time to say goodbye.Daniel hasn't had a roof over his head for years, but to him the city of London feels like home in a way that no bricks and mortar ever did. He spends every day searching for his daughter; the daughter he has never met. Until now . . .Heart-wrenching and life-affirming, this is a unique story of love lost and found, of rootlessness and homecoming and the power of the ties that bind.It is a story for fathers and daughters everywhere.

My Opinion:

There's judging a book by it's cover but with this book for the first time I judged a book by it's title, and boy how wrong was I. The title of this book works with the book once you've read the book, but before you think it's a chick-lit and this is far from. This type of book is one of those where you have to expect nothing majorly exciting or gripping to happen to keep you reading the book, it's a nice relaxing read which at times makes you feel like you're reading for the sake of having a read. The beginning of this book dragged and was boring, hence why it took me a month to read a 276 page book. 

I really liked the way this book was laid out,each chapter was from a different point of view, either Alice or Daniel. Also at the beginning  of each chapter there's a list of 10 things from that person, usually it would be about a subject or topic. The way the author has done this has made the book stand out from others. Although the ending of this book was nice and leaves you guessing to what happened next I still feel there is plenty of unfinished business from these two characters where it could've been carried on or maybe into a sequel. Apart from the slowness of this story the book was well written and I will be checking out more short books from this author.

Release Year: 2013

Image and Blurb from Goodreads.

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