REVIEW Gravity Is the Thing 107

REVIEW Gravity Is the Thing

REVIEW Gravity Is the Thing 107 ✓ [Read] ➵ Gravity Is the Thing Author Jaclyn Moriarty – The adult debut from bestselling award winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty—a freuently hilarious brilliantly observed novel—that follows a single mother’s heartfelt search for greater tru The adult debut from bestsellinTo make her life soar to heights beyond her wildest dreamsThe Guidebook’s missives have remained a constant in Abi’s life a befuddling yet oddly comforting voice through her family’s grief over her brother’s disappearance a move across continents the devastating dissolution of her marriage and the new beginning as a single mother and café owner in SydneyNow two decades after receiving those first pages Abi is invited to an all expenses paid weekend retreat to learn “the truth” about the Guidebook. This is the story of Abigail Sorenson 35 years old mother of Oscar former lawyer and now the owner of The Happiness Cafe which only serves food that releases serotonins My kind of cafe She gets an invitation to an all expenses paid retreat on an island in the Bass Strait where she will learn the truth about chapters of a self help guide books she has been receiving since she was 15 Free holiday Yes please So off she pops There she meets a disparate group of people including Niall who she has a brief relationship with and Wilbur who is running the retreat They do some weird activities to ‘find the balance’ and ‘learn to fly’ Yes indeed At this point I confess I nearly gave up but I have a defiant nature and so I kept going and although there are some parts I did not particularly enjoy there are others where I definitely did in particular the concept of learning to flying Part of the story deals with the loss of Abi’s brother Rob 15 who had just had a a diagnosis of MS Despite a police search no trace of him is found which clearly has a devastating effect on Abi and her very likeable parents Although these two aspects seem unconnected the ‘learning to fly’ helps Abi accept the loss The book has some very likeable characters especially Abi who is funny easy going uirky and very caring Oscar her son is utterly delightful and I love his expressions There are some funny sections and some good descriptions of people and place However a lot gets lost in over detail and there is some repetition as the story goes backwards and forwards in time I like the end where Abi sees that she can overcome her fears and learn to fly that there is hope that friendship is paramount and you can fulfil your dreams Overall an ok read interesting in places with a thoughtful premise but I’m not sure that it is a book I will remember for long Thank you to NetGalley and Atlantic Books for the ARC Publication on 2120

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The adult debut from bestselling award winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty a freuently hilarious brilliantly observed novel that follows a single mother’s heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe her family and herselfTwenty years ago Abigail Sorenson’s brother Robert went missing one day before her sixteenth birthday never to be seen again That same year she began receiving scattered chapters in the mail of Gravity Is Epuba self help manual the Guidebook whose anonymous author promised. A wonderful heartwarming book yet heartbreaking at the same time Abigail a single mum to five year old Oliver has had some tragic times in her life First her brother disappeared when she was a teenager then she broke up with her husband the love of her life and gone through her parents divorce During all these times she's been receiving mysterious help through chapters of 'The Guidebook' a self help manual she started receiving about the time her brother disappeared Now twenty years later she's been invited to an all expenses paid retreat to finally learn the truth of 'The Guidebook' Abigail goes somehow convinced that 'The Guidebook' and her brothers disappearance are connected yet what she finds is something entirely different indeed She finds herself going to a series of seminars connected to 'The Guidebook' finds new friends and really starts to find herselfGravity Is The Thing is a lovely witty tale beautifully written and original Jaclyn Moriarty will make you laugh and she'll make you cry A compelling storyline that you wont want to put down you'll find yourself neglecting what you're supposed to be doing RecommendedMy thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Jaclyn Moriarty Ï 7 REVIEW

Gravity Is the ThingIt’s an opportunity too intriguing to refuse If Everything is Connected then surely the twin mysteries of the Guidebook and a missing brother must be linkedWhat follows is completely the opposite of what Abi expected––but it will lead her on a journey of discovery that will change her life––and enchant readers Gravity Is the Thing is a smart unusual wickedly funny novel about the search for happiness that will break your heart into a million pieces and put it back together bigger and better than befor. 35 STARSWhen I started this book I thought Wow I’m really going to love this bookBut then it petered off for meWe meet Abi who has been receiving “The Guidebook” in the mail for 20 years In fact she started receiving them the day her brother Robert disappeared Each month she received a new chapter for her to ponder and do activities She has been invited to a retreat all expenses paid by the son Wilbur of the originators of “The Guidebook” From there she joins Wilbur’s weekly groupI really loved the character of Abi she is a single Mom who lost her brother when he disappeared and then lost her husband through divorce Not a spoiler She was such a likeable messed up soul My favourite parts of the book were the back stories of Abi’s life Her time with the “group” as they learn the principles of gravity and flight I found to be tedious This book is ultimately about how to live life Abi spends a lot of time reading self help books and analyzing herself and her life There is definitely some poking fun at all these types of booksI do feel that the last 60 pages elevated the book for me I loved how the author brought it all togetherSo overall a good book that reuired patience on my part This book has been loved by many readers and I must admit I tend to feel guilty when I don’t feel the same way So read it and please and decide for yourselvesA line I loved“Headlights flared through the window flaring in my chest and I understood why Emily Dickinson’s poetry is so terse It hurts too much to carry on You keep coming up against the sharp you need a break a fence Niall’s silence like Robert’s grew from reprimand to something like punishment a scourging”