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If you have never ventured Into the male chicklit I urge you to do it! Thus book (as with all of Jon s books) are page turningly brilliant! PS.. Whaaat? Ending??? Genius!
Rosie and Pete are your ideal couple, meeting at university and having 3 gorgeous children living in a spacious house and working in their dream jobs.But do they have it all or has it started to go stale?
About Us is like an episode of Outnumbered, I totally related to the characters. The children are funny and quirky and growing up, the parents are growing up and perhaps growing apart.
Life moves in mysterious ways and you never know what is round the corner which is why Rosie only looks forward after her mother passes away and tries to make the best of what life has dealt her
Jon explores relationships between friends, partners, parents and children, there is something for everyone
As a mum of 3 children having just lost my mother in law too I could relate to all the emotions. Definitely quirky children that often make me laugh and cry.
The author had me enthralled in the nostalgia of the 90s, Uni and the carefree times of youth.
The chapters set in the present rang true on so many levels. At times, I felt like it was based on my life. Rosie's inner thoughts on her relationship, parents getting older and the trials and tribulations of parenting- while still trying to be that person you are on the inside, were told with aching honesty.
This novel will resonate with anyone who's experienced life. That is because it's a book about ordinary people.
It could be about you, it could be about me... It's About Us.
Rosie Willis isn't a happy bunny. Her marriage has become a chore as opposed to the romantic, sexual, burst of energy relationship that it once was. Not only that, Rosie's family are dealing with a heart-breaking and emotional situation, which, whilst it is incredibly difficult to go through, it's a waiting game for the entire family.
Having never been married and only having one child, a lot of 'About Us' I couldn't relate to in the slightest. However, I didn't need to be able to relate to the general theme of the book to be able to enjoy it...luckily. I found myself warming to Rosie's persona without the need of saying 'oh she is SO like me', because in actual fact, she couldn't have been more different. Did that put me off? No, it did not. It actually made me realise that just because we haven't been through certain situations ourselves, we can still find it in ourselves to be empathetic towards other people, should our personality make up's point us in that direction.
I could see where Rosie was coming from though in terms of general happiness and not wanting to feel 'stuck in a rut', after all, who does? Why should you go through life living in a situation which doesn't make you happy, just because people around you cannot bear to see you make a change which doesn't fall into their belief system? Since when did our lives become 'Our Lives FT every single family member and in law'?
I'm not going to lie, I warmed to a certain gentleman in question during the storyline, and I was extremely hopeful that the storyline would go down that path. Whether it did or not, you'll need to read the book for yourself and see where your heart lies, but, just like Rosie, I knew where my heart decided to camp out, and it wasn't even for my own life! Crazy huh!
I did find that some parts of the novel seemed to go on for a little bit longer than needed, personally, but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this modern-day, refreshing tale about choosing the right path and just...living.
Sometimes we go through life with our head in the clouds, choosing our paths with other people in mind, completely forgetting the most important person in that journey; ourselves. We have all done it, and let's be honest, we will continue to do so. After all, we are only human. Before reading 'About Us', my journey was taken with everyone else in mind. After reading 'About Us'? Well, let's just say that I am more determined to put my foot down and go through life via the path that I choose.
A refreshing, funny, enchanting tale which will make you see life in a completely different way. Hats off the author, that's for sure!
Thanks Jon Rance!
From the outside it looks like Rosie and Pete have it all but as you delve into the inner workings of their lives the cracks appear. As is so true in real life, there are no easy answers, there is no quick fix and not every aspect of life can have a happy ending.
Jon Rance has managed to do the unthinkable, he's written a great read from the female perspective and some of that credit surely goes to the relationship he must have with his own wife. Some topics covered in the book have been faced by anyone who has been in a long term loving relationship and this helps the reader relate to the characters all the more for this.
A "must read" for anyone who has already enjoyed Jon's work or is a fan of Mike Gayle, Nick Spalding, Matt Dunn or Andy Jones.
This book isn't about you, it isn't about me but, strangely and oh so convincingly, it's About Us.
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