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Lost For Words by Stephanie Butland
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Initial thoughts: Lost for Word is the sort of book that requires time and patience from the reader. During the first 100 pages, I considered abandoning the book a few times. I was bored with the writing style and didn't enjoy jumping around three points in the protagonist's life — 2016, 2013 and 1999. Two alternating timelines are already more than I tend to like. Three was pushing it. Still, I'm glad I continued because after that, the book just snuck up on me with the amazing characterisation and depth of Loveday, Archie and Nathan. The story unfolded and really started to make sense as the pieces fell into place.

Lost for Words was off to such an unassuming and slow start but in the end, it was absolutely worth reading. I recommend picking it up over a long weekend or on holiday when life's less hurried, so you can fully appreciate this book.

Note: I received a copy from the publisher to photograph for a promotional post on Instagram during this book's publication week last year. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Reading Progress

January 22, 2018 – Shelved
January 22, 2018 – Shelved as: own-and-to-read-fiction
January 22, 2018 – Shelved as: instagram-tour
January 29, 2018 – Started Reading
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: 4-stars
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: bookstores
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: death
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: foster-care
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: romance
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: genre-contemporary
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: genre-womens-fiction
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: target-adult
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: text-fiction
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: published-2017
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: read-2018
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: zzz-read-2018-02
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: secrets
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: family-problems
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: domestic-violence
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: loneliness
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: loss
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: self-perception
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: self-esteem
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: own-and-read
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: abuse
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: arson
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: mental-health
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: poetry
February 3, 2018 – Finished Reading

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