Character Driven

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This is a character driven book that makes you very attached to each of the characters. Even a side character that doesn't even talk. I was rooting for all of them to overcome their struggles and to build their relationships inside and outside of 17 Swann Street.

I will be honest, I had no idea what this book was about. I kept seeing it on everyones list of books to read. So when I saw it on NetGalley I jumped on it. Based on the cover I actually thought this was a thriller. However, I was pleasantly surprised by that it was not at all a thriller and that it was an adult contemporary about a woman with an eating disorder and her life after being dropped off by her husband for an inpatient program.

This book stresses the importance of family/friends and appreciating the love and help they give. It isn't all easy for the woman at 17 Swan Street either. Life is messy and brutal with an eating disorder and it does not sugar coat any of it.