Review: The Grownup

The Grownup
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Seriously, Goodreads, can we get a half star or even a quarter star system in place?

For me, this book was maybe three and three quarters? Three and 93/100 stars?

If you want to compare it to Gone Girl, I would say that Gone Girl was more suspenseful. This one had it’s moments here and there where you just don’t know where the story is going or what was the truth. So five stars for that.

Three for the main character’s narrative about her past. Though I get there might be parts we need, we didn’t need the whole thing, so it was like this build up only to walk off a cliff into a dark pit of nothing more.

Three stars for the shortness of the book. Only because I think there is more to this story. So much more. More that I would have preferred to this mostly nameless main character’s backstory. And I am left with more questions than answers…which would be awesome if there was a part two of this tale.

The haunting/ghost tale…EXCELLENT! Worth five stars. The reality of this tale…two or three at best. The twists spun me around so much I’m dizzy from them all. And with such a short story, there were more than plenty.

This review is turning out to be Charlie Brown wishy-washy at best. There was so much to like about this quick tale, and yet, not enough or emphasis on more important topics for my liking.

You should know that while it seems like a big book, a long tale, it’s tiny (the hardback is like 5 inches tall) and it’s only 64 pages long. Just be warned. I thought for sure it was going to be bigger…looks that way on a Kindle screen.

I say read it if you’re searching for a rainy afternoon read. The story goes rather quickly. Great for passing time.

Charlie Brown, signing off.

*A JANU-RANDOM READ* : Two down for the month! Random is working for me so far.

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