This is a beautiful book about living life and finding little joys even when things are against you. Addie’s zest for life and wanting to do everything spoke to me. She forces herself to discover the full parameters of her curse and finds not just a way to go on living her life, but to find meaning in it. For me the wanting more time is completely relatable. There is so much to do.
And she goes three hundred years without anyone really knowing her until she finds one boy who can. The exploration of this human connection and our need for it worked wonderfully. I loved Addie’s stubborn refusal to give in. I loved her ability to turn her curse into a gift and to wait for the opportunity to change everything.
Schwab is a very descriptive writer, with beautiful pros…which I enjoy, but isn’t always my thing. I found myself skimming through a few of the overly descriptive parts. But that’s not so much a complaint as it is a preference. I read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue quickly and kept wanting to know what happened next. It was a wonderful read.