Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review: If I Forget You

If I Forget You If I Forget You by Thomas Christopher Greene
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story has been told many times before: young boy meets young girl. They're from different social backgrounds, her father intervenes and separates them. Twenty years later they meet each other in a chance encounter. This is the love story of Henry Gold, a poet and Margo Fuller, an heiress.

This could be a lovely story. My problem is that I'm just too pragmatic and have an intense dislike for characters that spend their whole life dwelling in the past, like the main character in this book, and Henry spends 20 years of his life "remembering" and just that. Margot doesn't have it better. She marries a rich man, has 2 children and lives in the suburbs.
I think I can say both their lives are kind of boring.

When they meet again 20 years later, nothing much happens either. I mean there's not much drama or action or thrill

But don't get me wrong. I did enjoy this book. It's light, well written, hopeful. You read it easily and happily. And maybe that's the whole point.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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