Review: About a girl by Sarah McCarry

About a girlDescriptionEighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There’s no room in her tidy world for heartbreak or uncertainty—or the charismatic, troubled mother who abandoned her soon after she was born. But when a sudden discovery upends her fiercely ordered world, Tally sets out on an unexpected quest to seek out the reclusive musician who may hold the key to her past—and instead finds Maddy, an enigmatic and beautiful girl who will unlock the door to her future. The deeper she falls in love with Maddy, the more Tally begins to realize that the universe is bigger—and more complicated—than she ever imagined. Can Tally face the truth about her family—and find her way home in time to save herself from its consequences

Rating 3/5 Stars

Cover I like it but it doesn’t do the plot justice.

Review: I have to say I don’t know the first two books. While reading I didn’t have the feeling I have to know them? I understood the book perfectly, I’d say.

Anyway, on to the review. I like Tally’s character but it took some time. At first I thought of her as cold and rather conceited. At first I thought it would be a story about finding love, a little bit of family drama, you know the drill. Just your everyday-problems. I was so wrong! The first half more or less was exactly that. But then. Oh yes, but then. I don’t want to spoil so I won’t say anymore about this.

You may wonder why I have ‘only’ given 3 stars out of 5. The reason is, I was sometimes not exactly bored but on my way to being bored. Sometimes the writing was a little bit wordy. And I have to be honest, I would have liked to get to know more about Shane. Shane’s character was the one I was interested in the most but he is more or less a side character. Since the book’s told out of Tally’s point of view and she doesn’t know what’s going on with him, the not knowing is okay.


I got the e-copy as an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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