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The Books They Gave Me

Updated on February 10, 2018
(cover of the book)
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Published in 2012, The Books They Gave Me by Jen Adams is for anyone that doesn't have a problem with going back and forth between crying, snickering, and being angry. Adams includes 195 short stories from different anonymous readers and writers that have written about their own unique story of the book(s) they have received in their lives by family members, friends, current lovers, and past lovers. The book is a must read, and will definitely have you seeing life in a different way by reading other writers own experiences, and what they have specifically learned from those experiences.

Although the book jumps around when it comes to happy endings and tragic ones, the quality and detail of the writing is outstanding. The stories are all different, so it's easy to relate to some. Adams successfully put the stories in an order that keeps readers on their toes, which may not be for everyone.

What makes the book original is that a number of the endings leave you hanging. Some of them have clever endings that leave you with a quick laugh, and then some have a clever, but unfortunate ending of someone who is left heartbroken. Many of the endings of the stories also have an ironic twist; your lover gives you a book they say you'll love, but not knowing relatively anything about the book itself which leads to realizing that they just weren't meant to be. The book also has a page at the end that has a picture of the cover where you can write your own story of how you got The Books They Gave Me and the story behind it. How neat is that? What also keeps the book interesting, is that it's written by almost 200 different readers and writers. Many readers have a hard time sticking to a long book that is about one central theme, but with The Books They Gave Me, it offers different themes and ending that have various writing styles. It's the type of book that you don't have to read all at once, which makes it that much more greater.

All in all, this book deserves an A+. Anyone should give it a shot, whether you are a bookworm or just a casual reader. The book is great for reading a small amount and then going back to it in a couple of months or so. Jen Adams definitely gave readers a book that is different, but exciting to read, which makes this book so excellent. You can find this book on Amazon and most bookstores.

4 stars for The Books They Gave Me by Jen Adams

© 2018 Victoria Jerde

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