Yesterday was my 23rd birthday (crazy, I know) and I received a whopping 22 books from my parents, brother and Granny. Today I picked up the first of them, Unboxed by Non Pratt for the 2016 Reading Challenge. I heard about this particular book at YALC, and I’m so glad of that fact, as it was a wonderful read.
Author: Non Pratt
Category: #57 A book that made you cry
“When people mean something to you, it matters what they think.”
This beautiful novel tells the story of four friends (who have rarely been in contact with each other, after they drifted apart in high school) who come together to fulfil the final wishes of their friend. All four characters are wonderfully developed and profoundly different, but they gel so well together.
It is a novel about secrets, how a person can change whilst also remaining the same, and most importantly, friendship. I blazed through this book in one sitting, and cried upon its conclusion. A truly wonderful tale.
I love this novel: I love that the entirety of the story is told over the course of one day, I love the characters and how individual and real they feel, and I love the group dynamic the four/five share. It deals with important themes, such as life and death, LGBT issues and being who you truly are. I was completely gripped by the story and now I can’t wait to read whatever Non Pratt writes next.
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