Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

Janel’s #CBR4 Review #20 Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

ImageThis book takes an interesting approach to describing how a “lifeless” marriage  can be saved in the end.  The chapters are very conversational sometimes causing rereading, and short with a mixture of prose, Facebook posts and answers to the questionnaire. I definitely found myself bookmarking the questions included in the questionnaire in order to understand the context of how Alice, Wife 22, was answering them.

I was surprised at the lack of confidence Alice had overall in the book and she was lucky to have very strong female friends to support her.  The back story of William and her was cleverly disclosed through the answers to the questionnaires.  I liked the focus on the family with the jobs and life events more as subplots.

The characters in this book are very approachable and relateable.  For the first time in a while, I found myself tearing up at the end of a book and of course it was on my evening bus commute.

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