Wednesday, July 12

Non-Review: Countless

Karen Gregory

Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: May 4, 2017
Date Read: June 10, 2017
Genre: YA - Contemporary
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
From Goodreads:
'Is there anything that's concerning you?’ Felicity says. ‘College, home, boyfriends?' Though she's more or less smiling at this last one.

I don't smile. Instead, I feel my face go hot. Silence stretches as wide as an ocean.
When I look up, Felicity has this expression on her face like she's just seen Elvis. Slowly, she leans forward and in a gentle voice I've never heard her use before she says, 'Have you done a pregnancy test?'

When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She is young, and still in the grip of an eating disorder that controls every aspect of how she goes about her daily life. She’s even given her eating disorder a name – Nia. But as the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Nia will call a truce, just until the baby is born. 17 weeks, 119 days, 357 meals. She can do it, if she takes it one day at a time …

Heartbreaking and hopeful by turns, Karen Gregory’s debut novel is a story of love, heartache and human resilience. And how the things that matter most can’t be counted. Perfect for fans of Lisa Williamson, Non Pratt and Sarah Crossan.

Countless was a book that I stumbled across while looking at the authors that were attending this years YALC and this one caught my eye with it's beautiful cover and it's intriguing plot line. Plus it says perfect for fans of Lisa WIlliamson, Non Pratt and Sarah Crossan and I absolutely adore all 3 of those authors. I really really wanted to love this book... unfortunately I just didn't.

The plot of this book is really intriguing and I was expecting some emotional, amazing and raw storyline but I just felt like the pacing of the book was a bit all over the place. It was so rushed in my opinon. I just really couldn't connnect with the characters at all and I found myself really bored.

Countless has good potential and I have no doubt that this book will be loved by many. It just wasn't for me.

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