The Making of Us (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Making of Us Lydia, Robyn and Dean don't know each other - yet. They live very different lives but each of them, independently, has always felt that something is missing. What they don't know is that a letter. It is a letter containing a secret - one that will bind them together, and shows them what love and family and friendship really mean...
- Published: 10 May 2012
- Format: Paperback 496 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099533696 ISBN 10: 0099533693
- Sales rank: 76,170
Reviews for The Making of Us
Could Have Been a True Story
This is my first read of Lisa Jewell's and I've found that she does have a way of creating very real feeling characters. This is a contemporary women's book that features three people and how their lives intertwine. I felt that the majority of the book focused on Lydia, although numerically that may not be true - there may have been an equal section of the book devoted to each of the characters, but it felt as if it was all based around her. That might be because she was the most interesting character as well. Dean and Robyn both had different things going on, but they weren't characters I would want to read about again.
The storyline and how the three characters are connected becomes obvious right away, but this isn't a mystery or suspense novel. It is written well in the aspect that this could have been a true story and these people could exist in our world right now. I didn't feel very connected to the story or the characters though and that's where it is missing out for me. It lacked that special something that grabs me and makes me want to flip page after page to become immersed in the story.
ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review by Jessica