Monday, May 17, 2021

The Last Goodbye by Fiona Louis - NO

The Last Goodbye
by Fiona Louis
, 432 pages. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2021. $17.

Language: R (31 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG



Anna lost her husband over two years ago but still lives like a zombie. At midnight on New Year’s Day, Anna calls her husband’s number to hear his voice from the recording that asks callers to leave a message. Instead, someone picks up.

Louis’s book is very good with its little mystery amidst a story of two people overcoming their grief in order to really live life again, and I love how Louis addresses both grief and mental illness. The emotions are so real that I could feel the characters’ burdens get heavier and lighter upon my own shoulders as they experienced ups and downs. However, I don’t recommend this book because I think few teenagers will be as engaged in a story about a couple of people in their thirties. The mature content rating is for alcohol use and innuendo.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

1 comment:

Test said...

How many people have the luxury of being completely sidelined by grief. I agree that this will have limited appeal to teens.