great job breaking from the typical chronological narration or the parallel format… and if you have read my last book review, you will understand how tired I am of reading the same type of books: those who tell one story in the present and one in the past at the same time, until the two stories collide in a way. This book was definitely NOT like that and I appreciate the style of it.
Now, the story did seem very existentialist and that says a lot about the society we live in and this particular moment. I like making the connections between books and what they say about us as a society… this one definitely highlighted a lot of our issues. Beginning with the fact that we have forgotten to live in gratitud, and because of it we are thinking ahead all the time in the most pessimistic way. I think this is a real issue for our generation and the next. Until we learn to live in the present, we will never be happy.
passion of mine (highly recommend The House of Leaves if you want something that breaks the standards). But, I really enjoyed this and it was a good get away book. If you want to loose yourself in a story that is easy to read and intriguing I totally recommend it.
perspective. I love when books show me something I have zero clue about. I did find a lot of very important topics that I think are worth discussing with our students, so I highly recommend to read this in class. It might just be one person’s story and perspective, but it can definitely open up conversations about family dynamics, mental health, toxic environments, and many more experiences that I am sure out students go through without knowing how to handle. I give this book five starts!
story but also with the format the author chose to write this book. The delivery was perfect! I definitely recommend this book! I find It so important to explore all the intricacies of our anxiety. All human being experience anxiety in different levels and as we are moving forward to find ways to ground ourselves and become better at talking about our needs, reading literature that helps us navigate those topics is essential. I think that is an amazing book to read with students and I will definitely give it five stars
this book IS NOT IT! I hated it… I honestly blame this book for falling behind on my reading goal. It took me two and a half months to finish this… yes, I know I could have stopped reading, but I didn’t want to. I actually wanted to finish and I was hoping the book would get better and it didn’t.. ok no, I take that back.. it did get better, but it was still not good enough.
I know a lot about Spain’s history and I could understand all the historical context that the author felt he needed to include, but a person who has never studies history (especially this time in history in Spain) will never understand the complex and detailed way in which this author decided to relay the story. All the historical background was unnecessary… there were too many details, so many that anyone would get lost in the story. It took away from the actual plot. So, I definitely not recommend this book… it’s too much and unnecessary. I give it two start (and I’m being nice).
I hope this is useful! Thanks for reading this looooong post!!
Welcome to Jime's Book Reviews. Each month I read a different novels and I write about it. Some of these novels are great for the classroom and, if they are, I will let you know, but I mostly read for fun and to help you find something you enjoy outside the classroom.