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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#ReviewShare #Fiction The Strange Year of Vanessa M. by Filipa Fonseca Silva @poshpipa

The Strange Year of Vanessa M.The Strange Year of Vanessa M. by Filipa Fonseca Silva
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has been perfect in many ways save for the main character, Vanessa, who sometimes broods too much for my liking. To the Reading Cat (me) Vanessa was a cross of Calista Flockhart in Ally McBeal and Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed. Vulnerable, undecided and yet she knows what she wants / what she has to do.

From the first chapter, I appreciated the intrigue and speed of the story. Any reader will find this mental roller coaster one of the most entertaining. The conflict of the story is both internal and external so I must say bravo to Filipa for putting together such a solid and captivating story.

She has used everyday characters, in everyday situations asking the same questions we all ask ourselves at one stage or another to share a tale of change, family and midlife crisis.

You don't have to be experiencing a midlife crisis to enjoy this book. Anyone who has experienced change, life and any kind of connection with another person will find this to be a good book to read more than once.

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