The Strange Year of Vanessa M. by Filipa Fonseca Silva
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a difficult review to write without giving too much away. Suffice to say, the writing is what makes it exceptional and brilliant. Ms Silva develops each character with a skill that has the reader often wondering, what would I do in this case?
The way she strings the relationships together make this realistic novel totally believable and has the reader caring about each character. To some readers, Vanessa is a take it or leave it character, no such thing as small doses about this woman.
This book was full of discovery, at every turn a surprise. Ms Silva is a master of story, pulling the reader towards the next chapter and then the next. Very touching all the way through. In a way, she makes an extremely good attempt at trying to explain "what do men/women want?"
My journey through this novel, has brought me to rethink points in my own life. Ms Silva and her writing have captured my soul, in every sense of the word. All said, this is an incredible book and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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