Thank you to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
A beautifully poignant and poetic debut about love, loss, friendship, and ultimately, starting over.
Twenty-something Holly has moved to Brighton to escape. But now she’s here, sitting on a bench, listening to the sea sway… How is she supposed to fill the void her boyfriend left when he died, leaving her behind?
She had thought she’d want to be on her own, but when she meets Frank, a retired magician who has experienced his own loss, the tide begins to shift. A moving and powerful debut, Let Me Be Like Water is a book about the humdrum and extraordinariness of everyday life; of lost and new connections; of loneliness and friendship.
Yowza. I’m going to be very honest and admit right off the bat that I don’t have a lot to say about this book. It’s a quick read; you follow Holly through the year following the death of her boyfriend. But it’s very emotional. There are a lot of ups and downs as she navigates this new landscape and adjusts to her new reality. And I think it’s going to be relatable for a lot of readers, even if you haven’t experienced this particular type of loss. Because I think everyone can relate to having to learn who you are when you’re suddenly on your own again, regardless of how you got there.
I blew through this book in one sitting. It’s not a long book. (My copy has 216 pages.) But it’s a story to savor. It’s a story to sit down with when you’re looking for a big emotional connection. It’s also a book for language lovers. Perry is a poet, and that comes through in her writing here. The language is very descriptive and her words choices elicit exactly the type of feeling the scene calls for. If any of this sounds appealing to you, I recommend grabbing a copy of Let Me Be Like Water. ~Amber
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