My Name is Leon & Still Life With Tornado | Sticky Note Reviews

The first book I finished in the last week was My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal. I have no idea where I heard about this book (it might have been from a friend and I totally forgot). Any way it goes, I loved this book so much. There was a point, though, when I couldn’t stand the audio anymore and had to check out a digital print copy from the library because it was too intense. This is one that I recently added to my TBR that didn’t end up staying there forever. How about that?

And here’s my sticky note review:

The other book I’ve finished in the last week was Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King. I checked this one out of the library when it first came out, and then I allowed myself to become distracted by other books, knowing that I would eventually purchase this one. Which I did with the Barnes & Noble card that I found in a stack of books. I may be focusing way too much on this, and it may or may not have been intentional, but for once, the cake isn’t a lie (please comment if you get that reference. I’d like to know I’m not alone in my nerdiness).

And here’s my sticky note review:

#bookaday Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King. I love me an unreliable narrator, especially when that narrator is unreliable because she, herself, can’t remember. The multiple Sarahs (as well as interludes from Helen [Sarah’s mom]) provide multiple perspectives on the interpersonal relationships between people in this family. I find that I felt anxiety for Sara’s relationship with her brother, Bruce, who she idolized but hadn’t spoken to in six years. I’ve never read a story about domestic violence quite like this one - an original idea, definitely. This could have been a novel riddled with teenage angst. It wasn’t. And it was fabulous. For once, the cake wasn’t a lie! #stickynotereviews #bookstagram

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