I’ll just start with honesty. I have yet to finish this book. Maybe it was because other things distracted me or maybe the characters truly annoyed me. Either way, I just wasn’t excited about picking it up and that’s never a good sign.
The premise of the book is quite good: a bookshop owner who prescribes books to people based on what the need. The kicker is that he can’t find the author of the one book that he needs. He can’t solve his own problems by reading books. He sells “books like medicine. There are books that are suitable for a million people, others only for a hundred. There are even medicines–sorry books– that were written for one person only.”
There’s also an aspect of how to fix a broken heart in this book. The main character and his friends set off on a journey to find the mend for their broken or scared hearts.
It has some very touching quotes about reading, and the premise is good, but over all the book is too slow. I may try to pick it up again and give it another shot just in case it’s my current life that it’s not for, so keep an eye out for another post on this book.
I’d give this book a 2 out of 5 for it’s good quotes and good premise.
I received this book in exchange for this review from Blogging for Books.