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The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney
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I think I was an outlier for this book. All the reviews are glowing and yet I really struggled with it. This was a bit like Ove for me where a disgruntled, old man finds friendship and then changes over time. It's about the value of friendship and how life changing that can be. There are some really heavy themes in this one around abuse, suicidal ideation, etc. But it just never really landed with me, I didn't feel connected to the main character and didn't find myself rooting for him. I did love the secondary characters but in the end, it was reasonably predictable so that mixed with my lack of connection meant this wasn't a standout for me.
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Reading Progress

August 16, 2019 – Started Reading
August 16, 2019 – Shelved
August 18, 2019 – Finished Reading

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