So happy to have wrapped up my winter TBR before spring started and the sun came out and everything starts over fresh. Isn`t that what spring is about? A fresh start?
Now todays review is about the Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo, which I was lucky to get an egalley from. So thank you very much to Simon and Schuster and Susan Perabo for reading this book.
Which indeed is about fresh start for me, which might be contrary to what you would read in the synopsis or other reviews.
Meredith Oliver a totally normal girl, who is more on the smart then the cool site (not implying that you can`t be both) finds herself in a robbery with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow. Thankfully Meredith makes it out alive, but Lisa gets taken by the robber. After this traumatic incident everyone tries to figure out how to deal with this. Nobody knows where Lisa is, she stays missing, and nobody can imagine what exactly happened to Lisa. One mother has to deal with the loss of her child, while Merediths mother has to deal with how her daughter deals with this trauma.
Now everybody has their own way on dealing with something like this, which can be hard to face for the people around, but it is also traumatic for Merediths family, especially her mother, which we thankfully get to know, as this book is told from different perspectives. But also Meredith has different ways of dealing with this and we get to see those to the full extent, which were confusing at times (for me as a reader), but it isn`t bad because that just showed how good Merediths confusion was portrait in that book.
Now while you can think of this book as totally just dealing with trauma, I also saw how Meredith and her family faced a whole new start, how they all approached their situations differently, which made it the perfect book before spring started. (Don`t get me wrong, you can read that at any time of the year, and you totally should because it is good).
This book has so much character development and so many details and yet it was such a fast and intriguing read. At times I was confused yes, but as explained earlier it just shows how well it is written. The topic is heavy and at times I felt although it was fast to read it also dragged me a bit down (which again can be positive considering the topic is well approached, but it also stopped me from going all out on the 5 stars).
The Fall of Lisa Bellow made me think and I honestly needed some days of processing before being able to write a review, but over all it is an absolutely amazing and unique read, therefore I am giving this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I hope you enjoyed this review and that you can also enjoy these first days of spring.
I will be back next Sunday with another bookish post, so I hope to see you soon.
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