Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Review: BEVERLY by Fiona Pearse

This story follows the life of Beverly, a bright, young girl with a stutter, as she reflects on the times she spent with Roland both pre and post-break up. Little did she realize that her roommate, Ella, would accept a date with him.  But how could that be? Ella and Roland have nothing in common.

Although Beverly considers Ella a friend, at times, she can’t help but feel overshadowed and dominated by her. I mean, if she didn’t want to get her boobs fitted into the “right” bra, then she shouldn’t have to.

Writing had a simple and easy flow, although, at times, the story lagged a bit with excessive, monotonous detail. But, nonetheless, readers will relate to the unspoken hopes, fears, and insecurities as shyly expressed by someone who doesn’t really know how to express them. You will root for the girl with the speech impediment as she navigates through work, relationships, and life.

Story was a little slow for my taste, but, overall, I deem it an okay read.

My rating: 3 stars

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