Review: I Liked My Life

I Liked My LifeI Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Right from the first paragraph I was engaged in this poignant intertwining narrative. The voices alternate from Maddy’s from beyond the grave, to her teen daughter Eve, who is grieving and rightly feeling tremendous guilt, and husband Brady — ditto. I wanted to get to the bottom of it — how this family got to the point that Maddy dies (no spoilers — you’ll have to read for yourself). I liked the self-reflection on all ends and how the story made me reflect on my own life and people I may have inadvertently hurt. This novel affected me to the point that I wept through parts.

I almost didn’t request this novel on Netgalley because of the comparison to Jodi Picoult, whose works I find emotionally exploitive. There is a fine line between compassion and exploitation and Fabiaschi veers on the side of angels.

Thank you, Netgalley, for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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Author: Marsha

I write historical fiction, mostly from the perspective of young people who are thrust in the midst of war.