I’m going to be completely outright honest and say that you could probably skip the first 200 pages of this book and read the last 40 or so. That’s when the book is most likely to up and punch you straight in the feelings.
Nina’s writing is amazing though despite a slow plot. Why? Because it sucks you right into Marin’s self-imposed isolation, grief and depression. this book is about loss, and how a particular person handles that loss.
there’s a giant plot twist too that will absolutely make you go “HOLY SHIT.” At least, I did. I sat there in my bed with my mouth agape.
Overall, this book was very so-so. it’s beginning was enjoyable and I particularly loved the cover.