airealataiel (airealataiel) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Your Roots Are Showing - Elise Chidley

Title: Your Roots Are Showing
Author: Elise Chidley
Genre: Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Family, Depression, Motherhood
Rating: 4/5

Review: The synopsis on the back of this book clearly states that the story is about a woman with postpartum depression, eating issues, and a failing marriage; with that knowledge in mind, I was expecting this book to be quite gloomy and upsetting. However, I was pleased to find that the author manages to touch on all of the very serious aspects of these problems without making the reader feel completely squashed under the oppressive weight of it all. While not outright funny, the narrator has a wry, slightly sarcastic voice that simply forces you to chuckle at times, and you can't help but relate to her on some points.

I really enjoyed this book. I thought that it was raw and honest, but clever and witty and had just the right amount of romance. I'd definitely read more of Chidley's work.
Tags: fiction, modern lit, realism, romance

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