Tuesday, August 12

Anybody Out There?

Title: Anybody Out There?

Author: Marian Keyes

Pages: 608

Summary: Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. Physically broken and emotionally shattered, she lies on her parents' Dublin sofa with only one thing on her mind: getting back to New York. New York means her best friends, The Most Fabulous Job In The World™ and above all, it means her husband, Aidan.

But nothing in Anna's life is that simple anymore... Not only is her return to Manhattan complicated by her physical and emotional scars – but Aidan seems to have vanished. Is it time for Anna to move on? Is it even possible for her to move on? A motley group of misfits, an earth-shattering revelation, two births and one very weird wedding might help Anna find some answers – and change her life forever. (Taken from Goodreads)

My Rating: 8.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: Originally when I finished Rachel's Holiday I thought I liked this story better, but now that I'm writing this I realized I liked the other a tad better. Although some of the side plots containing Helen were amusing. Overall I enjoyed this book, and originally, got the wrong idea of the story, but it was still a different surprise. You really do fall in love with the Walsh family with every book. They're a little odd and unique at times, but I think anyone could related them to their own family. Even the sisters with their vastly different personalities the reader can related to a different times. I think overall the story has two parts the main idea of Anna Walks and her abiltiy to move on, and this powerful family she has. It's a story that does address a difficult issue, and can be sad at times, but the reader goes through some of this emotional turmoil Anna goes through and you are easily able to connect with her.

Would I recommend it to read:I would. Not only because it is a great read, but anyone going through what Anna Walsh has gone through, this would be a book to read to understand the feelings and emotions that occur when it happens (I'm being a little cryptic, but what does happen, I didn't realize, I was thinking among the lines of something else....so I'll just not say for now)

What to read next: If you haven't read any other Walsh Sister story, then that would be a good place to start. Also other Keyes books, perhaps some Cathy Kelly.

1 comment:

  1. I was totally thinking something else happened, too! I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I literally gasped loudly when it finally hit me what it really was.

    I loooooove the Walsh sisters! I'm so sad only Helen's left. Maybe she'll revisit some of them again in later books.