Thursday, 2 January 2014

Book Review: And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

Title: And Then Things Fall Apart
Author: Arlaina Tibensky
Pages: 254
Format: Kindle Ebook
Goodreads Rating: 3.51/5
My Rating: 8/10

I thought that this book was a really good look into a Keek's world as she struggles with a variety of issues. I thought the character was detailed and believable and made a really good narrator.
I really enjoyed the writing style as well, having Keek tell the story through her typewritten journal was really good. I usually prefer books that have a good balance of narrative and dialogue, and yet this book had pretty much no dialogue, and yet I loved it. For this book it worked perfectly to be written in this style, and it added to the depth of the story.
I enjoyed all of the Sylvia Plath references. I haven't read The Bell Jar, though I did read half of it once but then it had to go back to the library, and I haven't gotten around to reading it again. Yet I really enjoyed how The Bell Jar was incorporated, and how Keek felt so much in it could be related to her own life. I suppose this is because I find that books are more than words on pages, and they can seep into your life, and so seeing a character who was so affected by a good book, was a great addition to the story.
Overall this was definitely an enjoyable book, and I'd recommend it to fans to YA, especially those who have an interest in The Bell Jar.

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