I knew going in that this was a DUET (which means two) so I should not have been surprised by how it ended. I should have known that it was going to be tied into a neat bow at 92% when it was still “heavy”. I should have known that, even though this is a quick and great read, I would not have the answers I wanted today. No instant gratification. I am absolutely invested enough to grab the second part to find out how this ends.
ABANDONED BY LOVE is a Y/A-Coming of Age novel told in dual pov and in past and present time. The way it’s written is a really cool concept. It’s a shorter story so I was able to read it in one sitting, but I can’t imagine putting this book down even if I had something else to do. It’s one of those that stories that you know how it ends from the beginning, yet I was hopeful I misunderstood.
This is a story I would recommend to my cousins who are ready to read at a higher level and 7th grade.
The ONLY reason this is not a 5 star read for me is because I think the back and forth timeline could have been done in a smoother way. It took a little bit of the reading pleasure from me. Looking forward to reading the ending soon.
Review by @mauraharper