Monday, October 31, 2011
I got this via NetGalley, so my eGalley is expired - otherwise, this review would be full of excerpts because I adored Beth's writing. I'm not exaggerating when I say I got slightly drunk on her prose. She has such a unique way of looking at the world - describing ordinary things and emotions with such clarity and beauty.
Of the two narratives, I enjoyed Sophie's the most. I loved her tentative interactions with neighbor boy Joey and his aunts, and how her fear of her mother making them move again really upped the tension. I wouldn't call this the most accessible of Beth's novels, but the patient reader will find it richly rewarding.
YOU ARE MY ONLY is available now. Find out more about it at Beth's website.