REVIEW: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

REVIEW: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Humour, Review, Teen/YA

I can imagine that this won’t be everyones cup of tea though, not because of the subject matter and associated bloodiness, drinking or drugs, because these are all exactly how I would imagine a lot of people would react in this situation.  No, my view is based on how the book ends.  If you’re someone who likes your stories all wrapped up with a neat little bow that a definitive ending gives you, then you probably won’t appreciate how Mara’s story ends.  I have to admit when I first read it I was a little put out by the lack of clarity in the ending, but then I realised that it is this very ambiguity that makes it such a perfect ending.  Life isn’t clear cut, even when the future outcome seems unavoidable and this is reflected in the uncertainty of the ending.  No matter which interpretation you go with or even if you go with the uncertainty, all are an equally fitting end.

An amusing, addictive read that also manages to cover the important issues of relationships, growing up and moving on.

N.B. A review copy was provided via Netgalley in return for my unbiased opinion.

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