Sunday, 26 April 2015

Another Rebecca by Tracey Scott-Townsend

Another RebeccaAnother Rebecca by Tracey Scott-Townsend
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I must say that at the beginning of this book I was utterly confused and just couldn't get my head around it.
Hence that is why it was a slow burner for me.


Once I DID get to understand the opening chapters I realized what was what.

The story is related by different characters, I think that is what threw me all over the place. I felt like I was swimming around for a while.....
BUT...

Once I got my thoughts in gear I was able to enjoy this book for the depth it had and the written word. I would definitely say this is not a book to read lightly, you need to start this is a quiet corner and progress with this until you have your head 'right.

Rebecca goes through many changes within the pages of this book, its ghostly, it whispers in the night, its a detrimental disintegration of a ghostly paranormal [in some ways] deterioration of Rebecca.

Rebecca has several hidden depths, and it almost came across as several different lives.

This is a story painting with words, there is a lot of narration within the pages to follow and keep up with and not too much dialogue.

I'm sat on the fence between thoroughly liking it and...wondering what I have just read. Its almost poetic.


I have given this book my personal marking of 3.07 because I simply am in awe of its poetic license here, but just not sure what story I have just read. Its really thrown me.


On the cusp of adulthood, Rebecca Grey has no idea where her life is headed. Like many of us, she struggles to build a sustainable identity, a task made even harder by the fact that her mother is engaged in an extended breakdown and her absent father has another family to worry about. Dealing with their problems leaves little time for her own, and pretty soon, something has to give. As she toils under the weight of a tragedy that was never hers to begin with, Rebecca faces the impossible task of carving out a future for herself, all the while shadowed by the mistakes of her parents. Told with an experienced voice through the eyes of three characters, Another Rebecca tells the story of one family’s moving inability to let go of the past.






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1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for this, Sue. I'm happy you compared the book to a painting ��

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