The Unpredictability of Being Human
Also Malin is undiagnosed autistic. I've discussed this with my friend who talked to the publicist/editor of the book, so it IS a thing. It's just never never mentioned in the b ...more
Nanowrimo had been slowing my reading pace down and, as such, I had been craving a book I could tear through with ease, but that still maintained the emotional depth I like all my reading to contain. This book delivered everything I was looking for, in that respect, and it was so refreshing to devour chapters at a time, in between my writing, w ...more
Disclaimer: A Huge Thanks to UsBorne YA for providing me with a review copy. My thought, opinions and feelings expressed in this review are, however are my own!
This book takes a bit getting used to – the voice of the main Character – Malin is a bit abrupt, short and to the point; making her a refreshing character in the contemporary Young Adult genre.
This was also a book that I took my time reading – first to get used to the style of writing and the, to enjoy entirely individual perspective ...more
Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK.
I wasn't asking for much when I picked this book up- I was in a reading slump and wanted both an easy read and something that would hit me in the feels, and this book was just that...AND it brought me out of that slump, so it's a double yay!
5/5 for the writing
The writing is definitely the best part of the book (as it should be, in my opinion). There's something a ...more
When I first read the title and the blurb of this book, it intrigued me and I thought it’d be an interesting read. However, I have to say that I was disappointed.
The book just seems to go from chapter to chapter with small events but no actual main story ...more
The novel, ‘The Unpredictability of Being Human’ by Linni Ingemundsen is a contemporary, young-adult fiction. The story revolves around the little girl Malin. She is 14 years old and lives in a village named Hassund in Norway with just about 5,346 other people.
Malin is an adorable but naive girl. I loved her p.o.v. Her inner dialogues were original, relatable and funny. Malin trying to get a better understanding of the world and her innocent outlook guaranteed...more
This book was actually touching, and I don't get emotional that often.
Malin is a socially awkward, teenaged girl from Norway who is watching her family gradually disconnect. She meets a rebellious friend, Hanna and is trying to fit in with those around her, being a normal teen.
Malin is complicated, she is another character who reminds me of Eleanor in Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
In the beginning, I was impatient and willing Malin to grow and toughen up...
As the story progressed, ...more
Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.
The Unpredictability of Being Human by Linni Ingemundsen is a book I've wanted to read ever since I heard it was about a girl with undiagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). And while it was a captivating read and enjoyable read, I've finished it with mixed feelings.
The Unpredictability of Being Human is very much a coming of age story. It follows Malin during a specific period in her life when things change. There's not so much of a plot to t ...more
I don't mind reading stories that are about everyday life or events that ...more
The world changes to an adolescent's eye, as she is rendered capable of comprehending the darkness surrounding us. The innocence is slowly lost and thus our outl ...more
It’s a wry, dark and bittersweet look at life with a brutally honest and a bit too naïve protagonist who is so straightforward that she will make you laugh at the stupidity and problems she causes on her own. The book is quite true to reveal the st ...more
Malin, straight away, is quite an unusual main character. Her point of view and inner monologue on the world is striking, bordering on painfully honest. She sounds much older than her age, fifteen, throughout her POV. Malin's family are a huge part of her troubles and bigger picture on life. There's the situation surrounding her Mom's drinking, her Father's temper and brother's troublesome behaviour. These things make Malin overwhelmed by these trusting, i ...more
I found that I often lost track of what was going on with this book and found myself often having to re-read pages. I also found that the momentum drops after the first chapter to about half way through the book, which is a shame considering the strong first chapter and the epilogue.
Despite this I thought tha ...more
There are some things that are interesting here; how the story is set in a small Norwegian town, and how the main character Malin is obsessed about time. But there isn't enough plot to carry the story forward.
I don't mind books without a real plot, as long as the characters are deep and enjoyable to interact with. The problem here was the main character, and how much of an idiot she was.
Malin is meant to ...more
I found Malin to be really annoying. She seemed much younger than 14 and did some really stupid things. I thought that she didn't stand up for herself at all and she was super naive. I thought she did some really weird things as well.
I thought the plot was really slow moving and n ...more
-Linni Ingemundsen, The Unpredictability of Being Human
The Unpredictability of Being Human is a unique coming-of-age novel about fourteen-year old Malin and her experiences in life as a teenager. What I liked most about the story is how it portrays the issues and struggles that some teenagers go through which are usually glamorized and romanticized on mo ...more
Nothing really happens in this story but I liked the narrative style -- it is very readable, I always wanted to know what Malin had to say next -- so I think it deserves 3-4 stars. Good read!