22 Britannia Road: A Novel by Amanda Hodgkinson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This had wonderful potential but, it never delivered. The writing style felt choppy, the characters weren't fully formed and felt like strangers and it strained in credibility. It was hard to feel empathy for a man who goes awol and spends him wandering around Europe and having an affair. As for Silvana, she had a much more difficult time during the war but the inconsistencies (she suddenly forgot how to hunt for food or what?) and false claims (she is strong but acts very weak) left the reader feeling little sympathy for either character. I really wanted to like this book but am surprised that I stuck it out to the end.
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