Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review: The One Plus One

Title: The One Plus One
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin
Year published: 2014
How I got this book: I listened to an audiobook through the app Storytel
My rating: 4,5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
One single mum

With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. And sometimes you take you shouldn't. Because you have to...

One chaotic family

Jess's gifter, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine.And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone. 

Sometimes Jess feels like they're sinking...

One handsome stranger

Into their lives come Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help...

One unexpected love story

My thoughts:
This story is absolutely adorable. We read from four different perspectives, Jess, Tanzie, Nicky and Ed. With the audiobook there were four narrators, so we heard different people depending on which perspective we were reading.

I enjoyed all four of the perspectives, and didn't really have a clear favourite. My favourite character in the story has to be Tanzie, I just fell for her. She is this little math genius, and she can do anything. Her personality was really likeable, and it was interesting to learn how she perceived the world around her. 

It was so easy to connect with all the characters, and I felt like a knew all of them personally. I really wanted good things to happen to all of them, and I got really sad when it seemed like the entire universe worked against them. They all have their flaws, but I found their personalities and experiences really realistic.

This book made me realise that I really enjoy books by Jojo Moyes. I will continue reading her books, because they all have realistic plots. This is definitely a book you should pick up, even if you haven't read anything by Moyes before. 

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