Saturday, June 25, 2011
Review - Night Road by Kristin Hannah
Now that I've admitted my need to talk about and share this book - I confess that I don't know what to write in this review. Meaning, I don't want to give any of the emotional roller coaster away. This book is definitely a journey. One that had me tearing me up and feeling like I had to catch my breath when I looked in on my own children a little while ago.
I think you may want to read this book if:
- You are a parent..
- You ever want to be a parent.
- You remember being a teenager (or still are) and struggling with feeling like an adult but still having to adhere to rules.
- You've ever loved a child to the exclusion of yourself.
-You've ever suffered an unfathomable loss but still found a way (eventually) to carry on.
- You've ever made a mistake you'd give anything to fix.
My list of reasons you might want to read this book could definitely go on. I will say that there were a few grammatical issues, and a glaring inaccuracy in timeline in the book. Obviously I noticed them (I think it's the writer in me) but in no way did these few things detract from the story for me.
This is the second book I've read by Kristin Hannah. The first was Firefly Lane - which had me bawling my eyes out for the last fifty or so pages. In Night Road Ms. Hannah writes an emotionally upheaving and ultimately hopeful story about the human ability to love - if we just allow ourselves the freedom.