Book Review – Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Reconstructing AmeliaReconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Often we come across work of fiction that so embrace reality that they make us sit up and take notice of all that goes around us. Making us realize how far away we have come from life and our loved ones. While we let ourselves be engrossed in everyday routines and supposed important activities or things, those that are dear to us just slip away from our lives.

This book truly deserves the praise and appreciation, it has been lauded with by readers around the world.

Reconstructing Amelia is a testimony of the author’s perceptiveness and fine eye for detail as she weaves a tragic story about a mother and her struggle to unravel the truth behind the death of her child.

The story mirrors our society, where bullying exists in different forms and knowingly or unknowingly we tend to conform to it. Peer pressure often leads many kids to do things they may not want to, but have to to be accepted in their social circles. Reluctant to talk about it, they end up being victimized and in the end the damage cannot be undone. The make-up of the predator and the prey often gets defined here and goes on to form the very crux of the personality and the life they lead as an adult.

A very engrossing book. Especially liked the way the story moves back and forth in time without exhausting or irritating the reader. Highly recommended.

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