02 June 2020

This Won't End Well - Book Review

This Won't End Well by Camille Pagán
Publication date: February 26, 2020
Pages: 300 pages
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Rating: 3.5/5 stars ✰✰✰✰
Strengths: Quirky characters, Unique storylines
Weaknesses: Slow start

This was the first book I read by Camille Pagán, so I was excited to dive right in. She's a local Michigan author, and I love reading references to places I know, of course. In the beginning, the main character Annie reminded me of Eleanor Oliphant. I didn't like the beginning of either book. The style of the main character telling their own whiny story came across as self-centered and annoying to me. But both characters evolve pleasantly.

I liked the unique backgrounds of the other characters, as Annie learned more about those around her. The neighbor's secret in particular was something I hadn't seen dealt with in a book previously (but I don't want to give it away before you read the book). The book was so much better than the beginning because of the development of all of the characters that Annie initially didn't bother trying to get to know. Giving those reveals away would really ruin the book for someone who hasn't read it yet.

Overall, I'd give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars and I look forward to reading more books by this author. I'd recommend this book as a nice story, especially for someone with Michigan connections.

Thank you to Netgalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence this review.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Sounds good. I loved I'm Fine And Neither Are You by this author and plan on reading her other books.