- There’s something about the name Clementine – it always hooks me.
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Summary from GoodReads:
A fresh, fun, totally addictive debut–by turns hilarious and tragic–by a gifted new writer, Losing Clementine follows a famous artist as she attempts to get her messy affairs in order en route to her eventual planned suicide a month later. First time author Ashley Ream takes a usually macabre subject and makes it accessible, relatable, and funny, and, in Clementine, has created one of the most endearing and unforgettable characters in recent fiction.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It seems like such a morbid subject – I mean, Clementine is an artist who starts the book out with the planning of her own suicide. We meet her after she’s already completely given up – yet the sense of humor infused into the voice of the character is engaging, and even addicting.
I’ve not always been a big fan of women’s fiction. Sometimes it seems as if it’s seeking to pull tears out of nothing, stabbing here and there with a tender subject, hoping to provoke a reaction in the reader. Clementine succeeded in getting a rise out of me – for different emotions, and that is what really makes this book one that was enjoyable.
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