Dear Amy – Book Review Week 5

Dear Amy

I really liked the sound of Dear Amy when I read the blurb. I have to say, it wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. It did keep me reading so it wasn’t all bad but I think I was expecting too much.

It’s hard to really talk about it without giving away spoilers so this is going to be a short review!

The start of the book was good. It got me hooked. It made me want to read instead of the 100 other things I should have been doing! Towards the middle, though, I felt like it started going downhill a bit. Another reviewer on Goodreads, Liz Barnsley, said exactly what I was thinking:

there were one or two very generic plot devices used to prevent the characters getting somewhere too quickly. I roll my eyes these days every time a mobile phone has no signal (usually all of a sudden) or has run out of battery (hey it happens but EVERY time someone is in mortal danger or whatever? It seems so if you are a character in a psychological thriller) Thats fine too there are only so many ways of moving (or not) a plot forwards at the pace required but when you’ve read the same reason many many many times it becomes slightly dull.

It wasn’t badly written, it was just a bit, ‘meh’.

Dear Amy book

Goodreads challenge 5 books read


MamaMummyMum

3 Comments

  1. chantelle hazelden 7th February 2017 at 6:46 am

    Sounds like it lacked a certain depth to keep you fully interested, thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  2. Yet Another Blogging Mummy 7th February 2017 at 3:40 am

    Shame this didn’t hit the spot for you. I really enjoyed it when I read it last year #readwithme

  3. Suz 6th February 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Oh it’s bad that you were disappointed in the story. Phones running out of battery or losing signal is as cliched as people who always fall over when being chased by the bad guy. But here in Wales having no signal is pretty much a fact of life so I’d find it realistic lol.
    #readwithme

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