Review of ‘Becoming you’ by Michelle Grubb

I haven’t read anything by this author before except for her short story Hammersmith in the book ‘Girls with guns’. I have to admit that the only reason I chose this book was that it was set in Ireland, my home for the last eight years. I was hoping that the book would describe its fascinating landscapes or even its annoying weather but the story mostly discussed Irish drinking habits. Regarding the main plot, it was too angsty for my liking but I understand it might appeal other readers. The main characters were well described and you could understand their suffering but not enough for me to empathise with them or to enjoy the story. I’m sorry, I tried but for me reading this book was a struggle.
Overall, 2.5 stars rounded up to 3.
ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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