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A Simple Life,
This review is from: Simple Life (Paperback)
Although this was a well written story, it is not the cheeriest in the world.
It is very sad in places and made me feel very uncomfortable in relation to the 'heroine' who regrets a decision in her past. This however is no reflection on Rosie Thomas' writing - she deals sensitively with the subject - possibly how well she has written as you can put yourself in the lead characters shoes.
I have only read one other Rosie Thomas book - Bad Girls, Good Women and thoroughly enjoyed this, even though again, you feel uncomfortable in the lead characters shoes, and it was incredibly sad in parts. This said though it did not feel as bleak as this story.