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This is one of those books that the 4 feels unfair and fair at the same time. I really did enjoy this book, it kept me glued to my seat while I was making a long drive. But there were also parts that left me feeling unfulfilled and/or confused.
The premise of the book was really good, a looming superstorm that could bring uncertain amounts of bad weather to a Northern Vermont town. The story revolves around Ash and Pia (and their marriage, happiness, and unhappiness). Ash was a really likable guy -- like really enjoyable to read (I'm a lot like him). And Pia was an incredibly well thought out character. She started off really likable, but in the end, I think that Reilly made her harder and harder to like.
I felt like the storms were going to play a bigger role in this book. They were definitely a looming character the entire time, but it wasn't until the last fourth or so of this book that they even happened.
This book was much more of a sociological look into the life of Ash and Pia then it was a post-apocalyptic thriller (that it looked and felt like). There is a lot going on with Ash and Pia and Reilly covers most of it in the first 3/4 of the book.
With all that said, I still did really enjoy We Are Unprepared. It was a really good book, written at the right level, using the right amount of "umph" for most people to love it. This is definitely an almost post-apocalyptic thriller that anyone can approach.
Overall, We Are Unprepared was a pretty good book with some really good thriller writing intermixed with a lot of sociological inter and introspection from the main character Ash.
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All characters are unlikable. The premise is ridiculous. The reader was pretty good, but with a very disappointing book.
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