Another Us| Kirsten Hesketh
📖 359 pages | Publication Date: May 14th, 2020 | Canelo
As a debut novel, I was looking forward to reading this title, and would rate it 3.5 stars.
It felt choppy and a bit drawn out to me, but I think most of it came from not relating to Emma the main character very well. I constantly felt like as a character she was very negative to herself and those around her, and I didn’t particularly enjoy reading about it – especially when she kept doing the wrong things or adding more confusion.
The family dynamic, as a family with a child with Aspergers kept me wanting to finish the story. How Emma as a mother divided her time between each child, her husband, work and those around her was the most interesting part of the story. Some funny bits, and a great way of incorporating what I’m sure is true for families dealing with everyday trauma and the hardships a diagnosis may be.
Thank you to Netgalley, Kirsten Hesketh and Canelo for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for my honest review.