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Julia Williams has an ordinary life, which is nothing like the drama which her peers are going through.
In a month, she will have a long-awaited move to college, a new life, and new acquaintances.
One rainy day, out of habit, Julia decides to lock herself in the library and pick a new book for reading.
Unexpectedly, she discovers a diary on one of the top bookshelves of the l
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Published April 25th 2020
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Drea B.
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I want to thank the author for a copy in exchange of an honest review.

I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this book! The concept of the story was something that really caught my attention while reading the synopsis, but I was really blown away once I started to actually read the book. It took a turn that I wasn’t really expecting, but this demonstrates how sometimes simple stories can be very touching and meaningful. 

It was a really easy and short read, but at the same time deep and powerf
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Aly
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
what a wonderful read! I really enjoyed this book, and the diversity in writing styles. There was narrative, dialogue, as well as diary excerpts which I really enjoyed! This book I was able to read in 2 sittings for the way it was written and plot- I enjoyed uncovering what was going on with Julia’s family and unraveling the tail about her family’s past. Really recommend this read!
ReadWithAbi
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
The title 'Petrichor' can be defined as the smell of Earth and the freshness after rain; for some people who have read this book, it has helped them to heal from depression and a dark place. I could definitely feel for the characters, for the story seemed so real and vivid in my mind; the emotions that the characters felt... I could somehow understand for myself.

This book was written extremely well by Ash Gabrieli, I could see how much thought went into EACH and EVERY sentence in this short-but-
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Mabel
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Real, heart-wrenching and so well written!
Short story, longtime emotions.
It got me thinking, thinking, thinking.
Go, read it. I am sure that many of you need it.
Joanne R
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So when I seen the book description about a library and discovering a diary which she needed answers about I thought this book was right up my street. As I read the book I was a little disappointed that it was no adventure or supernatural story behind it but I had to keep reading as I dont like to not finish. But I’m glad I kept reading as this book is a life lesson that could give people with a similar story to tell the answers or advice they need to not fall into the same trap. That love isn’t ...more
Sara Verboom
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I finished this book in one morning, in one sitting. It is fast-paced and the story takes off immediately, which makes for an easy and quick read. The story is intriguing and filled with heavy topics such as domestic violence and drug addiction. I liked reading the diary entries as they were full of emotion and philosophic passages. One thing I didn't like were the dialogues, because I thought they seemed rather unnatural (beca
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Lauren
Aug 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
I was sent a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. While I think there definitely were the makings of an interesting story within this novel, but ultimately, it was not for me. I found the story a little difficult to follow as it jumped around a lot, and there were quite a few grammatical errors that made it a little difficult to read (though I know the book was translated so that may have had something to do with it). Additionally, I didn’t feel like the dialogue was very natural ...more
Monica
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5/5

A novel crafted with simple prose and powerful meaning in-between the lines, Petrichor delves into the difficult topics in philosophical and emotional ways. The writing style is different from what I’ve read before and I think it could have used a bit more polishing. It doesn’t detract from the protagonist’s story. We’re following Julia who is picking out a book from her family’s vast library collection and comes across a mysterious journal. I liked Julia as a character as she tries to unde
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Alla Bryan
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How can a book be this simple but deep at the same time?
Absolutely recommended!
Jane Bryan
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I will just use two words to describe this one: POWERFUL READ!
Haven Newman
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The best book that I've read this past month!

Pick it, if you love love and philosophical thoughts.
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Ruby Trevor
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So many good quotes 🥰
SimonLewis
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An extremely powerful story of a young woman who was fighting for love. Loved that it is based on true events.
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