Tuesday, October 6, 2015
REVIEW for Consent
Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for giving me this e-book.
AUTHOR: Nancy Ohlin
RATING: 4 Stars
This book is the kind of read I sink my teeth in - social issues that are pertinent and very real.
The author, taking a timely and sensitive issue, creates fictional characters and fictional situations that are all too real and STILL manages to make me feel sorry for them. Dane is obviously broken, but, so is Bea - its like two broken people sending out vibes and finding each other. As a reader, you can actually see the build up and how destructive the whole relationship is, but are incapable of doing anything to stop it.
Granted, for me, the whole "music" aspect was a bit too much. The author goes on way longer than necessary with all the various musical details - which frankly, will only interest people who know music very well, but behind the music is the real story and that is the one that captivated me and kept me reading.
I am endlessly intrigued by people who attract each other and why - regardless of the heavy price they WILL have to pay eventually. This book explores this very subject and challenges us to question what we consider normal -vs- what "is" normal and how we can so easily lose our way.
Excellent writing, honest characters that can be challenging to like and a great pace. I loved it.