Review: Bookworm

Bookworm by Robin Yeatman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I am sorry to say that I really really did not like this book. I felt like each of the characters in it were one dimensional. The main character falls in love with a random guy because he’s reading the same book she is (which she hates.) She also hates her husband. She dislikes her best friend. She dislikes pretty much everything.

Except this boy. That she doesn’t even know.

I remember years ago, when I read “Harriet the Spy” I was annoyed at what a negative character she was. So judgmental and always bitter and annoyed and noticing the worst in people. The main character in this book is just like that. She is ugly on the inside and sees everyone and everything through that lens. It was completely depressing for me.

She makes a comment in the story she hates this book because the main character doesn’t ever grow or the story doesn’t redeem itself. I don’t know if it was meant to be a foreshadowing but it was exactly how I felt about this book. The main character did not grow at all. And that was the icing on this cake that I really really wish I hadn’t had.

with gratitude to edelweiss and harper collins for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review

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