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This One is Mine is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more - and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.
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By Tracy P. on 01-29-17
REMARKABLE! Every Human Emotion Is Intertwined Exquisitely Throughout
Simple did a tremendous job showing us we are all human, & NO two journeys are the same.
We stumble, pick ourselves up, dust off and hold we grew insight and enough strength not to repeat our indiscretions. Sometimes, like expressed in a main character in this novel, we live the definition of insanity ( repeating the same thing over and over, and getting the same negative result.). Sometimes it takes some of us a little longer to figure this out. Every character in this book is authentic and ( like all of us ) an imperfect human being, searching for love, connections, and validation of their worth. That life is a journey of progress and learning, asking for forgiveness and forgiving. As long as keep moving forward, and looking for progress not perfection we're on the right path.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Michele on 08-16-15
What did you love best about This One Is Mine?
Violet and David's relationship
Who was your favorite character and why?
David the husband. He had intelligence and depth and some unique skills which, along with some synchronicity, allowed him to be in a position of privilege. During the novel, he went through some surprising twists and turns.
Which scene was your favorite?
There were many. I enjoyed the way Violet and David's daughter Dot interacted in some surprisingly funny ways. i enjoyed the scenes before Sally's wedding because so many participants had secret/other agendas during the event. I enjoyed the scenes where David attended the yoga retreat.
Who was the most memorable character of This One Is Mine and why?
Sally, David's sister, was memorable for her self-centered and clueless interactions early on, and Teddy because he was full of surprises.
Any additional comments?
I am surprised I liked this so much. It was engaging, kept my attention, and I liked
the locale (California, the socioeconomic differences (rich and privileged to desperately poor), and the self-absorption (but capable of change) of the characters. The ending was surprising to me, but I'm glad it was.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful