The Weight of Air by Kimberly Duffy // Review

My Review: 

A story set against the big top tents that follows the complex relationship between a mother and daughter. 

A slower read for me, as it took a while to get to know the characters as it alternated between Mabel and Isabella. Mabel is easy to like and cheer for throughout as she begins to understand the truths behind her childhood and embrace the strength that she was blessed with. Isabella was a much more complex character, and very well written with all that she was going through in mind. 

I liked how Jack is protective of Mabel, always thinking of her safety. He is a man with his own hurts and regrets, though I wish that he could have given Mabel more assurance of his feelings sooner. 

In the end it was a very well written read that tackles some tough subjects, like mental illness, casual physical relationships, and broken relationships. And a heads up that the physical scenes are fade to black, and there are longing/lingering descriptions along those lines. 

Overall, this one took a little longer than usual for me to get through and work out how I felt about it. I appreciated the complex characters, and the realistic relationships in restoration. But personally this wasn't one that I enjoyed, even though there was so much that I did appreciate about it. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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