Marian Keyes, you are a genius and I don’t know what to do with myself now I’ve finished this book!
It is such a real, human story. This may not sound like high praise, but when you read hundreds of books where the characters are limp, fake and frankly unbelievable, you can’t help but yell “hallelujah!” when you find a book like this.
I have to say, I have also never hated a character more than I hated Hugh. I just felt he was the most selfish, uncaring and heartless bastard. And yet, my feelings on him were swayed as well.
The story is actually quite heartbreaking. There is an awful lot of tragedy, and I just wanted it to stop but I could not put it down!
What makes this book so amazing is Amy. I never thought that at 25 I’d relate so well to a 44 year old mother of 2 (well, really of 3). Marian Keyes has an uncanny ability to use her characters thoughts to reach right into the reader’s soul and give a big tug. I was with Amy the whole way though this book. I felt her heartbreak, her rage, her excitement, and even her love for Hugh despite his bastardly behaviour.
If you are looking for an escape from your reality (a running theme through The Break), this book is perfect. To be honest I think it’s perfect no matter what you’re looking for. I want to read it again already!
The Break was released yesterday so GO GO GO!
Trust me. IT’S THE BEST BOOK I’VE READ IN MONTHS!