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The Map of Us by Jules Preston #BookReview @jules_preston_ @HarperImpulse

It is the weekend! Today I am bringing you a review for a book that is quite unusual, quirky, and lovely…💕

The Map of Us

The Map of Us by Jules Preston

4 Turquoise Blue Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

One of the most original and charming books you will ever read, this is a must read for all those who love Eleanor Oliphant and The Keeper of Lost Things

A story that will melt even the most hardened soul … utterly charming’ Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington

Totally addictive’ Joe Heap


A story of love, line graphs and lost directions

Violet North is wonderfully inconvenient. Abandoned by her family and lost in an imagined world of moors and adventure, her life changes in the space of just 37 words exchanged with a stranger at her front door.

Decades later, Daniel Bearing has inherited his father’s multi-million pound business, and is utterly lost. He has no idea who he is or where his life is headed.

When Violet’s granddaughter’s marriage falls apart, Tilly, always adept with numbers, compiles a detailed statistical report to pinpoint why. But the Compatibility Index Tilly creates has unforeseen consequences for everyone in her world.

Tilly and Daniel share a secret too. 10.37am, April 22nd.
Soon, a complex web of secrets and lies is exposed and an adventure begins with a blue typewriter…

Review

4 turquoise Blue Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Let me start this off by saying this is a book that is going to take you a while to get into… The narrative is very unusual and quirky…. very short chapters some of them appear simply to be lists…. and honestly about 30% in I was thinking to myself, how am I going to rate this book? But by the end I was so charmed, after I got into the flow of the writing style….

There are quite a few characters in this book all of them a bit quirky… and due to the choppy writing style it did take me awhile to appreciate these characters…. Tilly was very interesting… a statistician who saw life through numbers and facts… in fact she wrote a report of sorts when her marriage broke up including flow charts and gave it to her ex…. she even came up with a compatibility index, but never fear it was put to good use in the end…. there was quite the cast of characters in this book… including all of Tilly’s siblings, her father, her grandmother, her ex-boyfriend, his new girlfriend, her boss, her coworker, and Daniel….

Now there are a few characters I would have liked to get to know better… including Catherine Tilly’s sister…. absolutely could relate to Catherine better than Tilly, the girl had a crazy handbag collection…. also would have liked a little more about her grandmother Violet, really enjoyed her relationship with Owen… also really enjoyed Matt and grace, Tillys ex and his new girlfriend…. well shoot I really needed to know more about everybody her brother who was a expert in the color blue, her father who created sand sculptures for a living, see what I am saying super quirky…. additionally there were some interesting little chapters about household appliances… and I can’t forget Daniel, what will happen there?

I want to recommend this if you are willing to go into it with an open mind… and know that it is not written in a

conventional writing style, but in the end quite a lovely book….

*** thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Have a lovely weekend!Berit

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We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books 💕📚

7 thoughts on “The Map of Us by Jules Preston #BookReview @jules_preston_ @HarperImpulse

  1. Fully agree with all of this. I used the same phrase ‘choppy’ writing style in my review. It was a strange book to get into but once I’d read the whole thing I found that I’d actually really enjoyed it. Great review!

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