Thursday, 4 February 2016

Review of Reader, I Dumped Him by Lorelei Mathias - Four *


This story is a celebration of the people that bring you back to life when your world closes in: your mates.
Relationships come and go, but the Break-up Club membership never truly expires.
Holly Braithwaite and loveable loser Lawrence have been together for five years. But the obvious cracks in their relationship can no longer be ignored and Holly soon finds herself saying ‘it’s not you, it’s me.’
In the shock aftermath of their break up, Holly finds unlikely companions in Olivia, Harry and Bella. Together, they form the Break-up Club, as they support each other through their mutual melancholy and find ways to love, laugh and function as human beings again.
Break-up Club meets every Sunday. Each week, as the comedy and drama unfolds, they discover a new BUC ‘rule’. And, one by one, the rules become vital markers on their journey to recovery . . .
To our members, we’re the first emergency service


This is quite a long book and I struggled to start with. But I'm glad I persevered. There is some very subtle wit, some laugh out loud moments and some "WHAT??" moments as well!

Above all, it is the story of friendship through thick and thin & ups and downs. Four friends form The Break Up Club and the book follows their luck and love over a period of time. But it doesn't stick to one theme - one member travels, another is very ill - and so the interactions are constantly mixed up.

For me personally, it is a little bit long but that is my only criticism - and that's more personal taste than anything. Holly, Bella, Harry & Olivia will live in my memory for some time to come!

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