Hello everyone and welcome to my stop of the The Museum of Us Blog Tour. Read on to learn about the book, the authors, and a brief summary of what I thought of the book.
Secrets are con artists: they trick you into letting them out.
Sadie loves her rocker boyfriend Henry and her running partner and best friend Lucie, but no one can measure up to her truest love and hero, the dazzling and passionate George. George, her secret.
When something goes wrong and Sadie is taken to the hospital calling out for George, her hidden life may be exposed. Now she must confront the truth of the past, and protect a world she is terrified to lose.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tara Wilson Redd, a graduate of Reed College, grew up all over the United States, including in St. Louis, Seattle, and Central Oregon. An impenitent dilettante, she is interested in everything, but especially language, travel, and animals. When she is home from her adventures, she lives in Washington, DC, where she works in libraries. The Museum of Us is her first novel. Visit her online at tarawilsonredd.com.
The Museum of Us was such a beautiful and honest book. I think above all else, I was impressed with Redd’s depiction of mental illness and the conversation surrounding mental health. Mental illness is ugly, frustrating, and messy a lot of the time, but it is possible to come out the other side with a healthy mental state if you put the work in. Though at times Sadie, our main character, exhibited those frustrating qualities that come from mental illness, it was honest and real.
I feel like it is very important to say that this book was so much more than it’s synopsis. I thought I had a vague idea of what I was jumping into, but it was so much more. It was imaginative, magical, vulnerable, honest, and the type of book you clutch to your chest once you finish.
My general consensus with The Museum of Us is that I adored it and for a debut novel from Redd, I’m thoroughly impressed. An in-depth spoiler-y review (perhaps chapter by chapter?) of The Museum of Us will be coming within the next week. I have so much I want to say, but it’s hard to not spoil anything, so stay tuned!
Rating: ★★★★☆ = Excellent.
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Take Me Away to a Great Read – 6/27/2018
Take Me Away – 6/28/2018
PageTurners – 6/29/2018
Picture Books to YA – 6/30/2018
Jessabella Reads – 7/1/2018
Quite the Novel Idea – 7/2/2018
The Reading Cafe – 7/3/2018
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – 7/4/2018
Selina Falcon – 7/5/2018
Booklish Lifestyle – 7/6/2018
Such a Novel Idea – 7/7/2018
Disclaimer: An ARC of The Museum of Us was sent to me for review by Penguin Random House.