Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review: Gun Love

Gun Love Gun Love by Jennifer Clement
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Pearl is a girl living a life that's very different from the rest of her neighbors. She and her mother are living in a car, and have been for Pearl's whole life. Parked in a trailer park near a dump, she has nothing resembling a conventional childhood. She has a friend and she has her mother, but once those two things disappear from her life, she's left with not knowing who she is or where she belongs.

This novel puts an emphasis on pretty writing rather than an intriguing plot. You want to know what happens to Pearl, but you're mostly stuck in her head. And I'm certain that this book is trying to say something about guns, but there's no clear message that I got from it. They're bad? They're good? They're bad but necessary? It's an interesting read, but certainly one that will leave you with more questions than answers about why things happen the way they do in the book.

*Book provided by Penguin First to Read

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