Gravity Is the Thing review ↠ 5

review Gravity Is the Thing

Gravity Is the Thing review ↠ 5 Ò [PDF / Epub] ☆ Gravity Is the Thing ✩ Jaclyn Moriarty – The adult debut from bestselling award winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty—a freuently hilarious brilliantly observed novel—that follows a single mother’s heartfelt search for greater tru The adult debut froSed to make her life soar to heights beyond her wildest dreamsThe Guidebook’s missives have remained a constant in Abi’s life a befuddling yet oddly comforting voice through her family’s grief over her brother’s disappearance a move across continents the devastating dissolution of her marriage and the new beginning as a single mother and café owner in SydneyNow two decades after receiving those first pages Abi is invited to an all expenses paid weekend retreat to learn “the truth” about the Guidebook. This is the story of Abigail Sorenson 35 years old mother of Oscar former lawyer and now the owner of The Happiness Cafe which only serves food that releases serotonins My kind of cafe She gets an invitation to an all expenses paid retreat on an island in the Bass Strait where she will learn the truth about chapters of a self help guide books she has been receiving since she was 15 Free holiday Yes please So off she pops There she meets a disparate group of people including Niall who she has a brief relationship with and Wilbur who is running the retreat They do some weird activities to ‘find the balance’ and ‘learn to fly’ Yes indeed At this point I confess I nearly gave up but I have a defiant nature and so I kept going and although there are some parts I did not particularly enjoy there are others where I definitely did in particular the concept of learning to flying Part of the story deals with the loss of Abi’s brother Rob 15 who had just had a a diagnosis of MS Despite a police search no trace of him is found which clearly has a devastating effect on Abi and her very likeable parents Although these two aspects seem unconnected the ‘learning to fly’ helps Abi accept the loss The book has some very likeable characters especially Abi who is funny easy going uirky and very caring Oscar her son is utterly delightful and I love his expressions There are some funny sections and some good descriptions of people and place However a lot gets lost in over detail and there is some repetition as the story goes backwards and forwards in time I like the end where Abi sees that she can overcome her fears and learn to fly that there is hope that friendship is paramount and you can fulfil your dreams Overall an ok read interesting in places with a thoughtful premise but I’m not sure that it is a book I will remember for long Thank you to NetGalley and Atlantic Books for the ARC Publication on 2120

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The adult debut from bestselling award winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty a freuently hilarious brilliantly observed novel that follows a single mother’s heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe her family and herselfTwenty years ago Abigail Sorenson’s brother Robert went missing one day before her sixteenth birthday never to be seen again That same year she began receiving scattered chapters in the mail of Gravity Is Kindle a self help manual the Guidebook whose anonymous author promi. I thought this book was absolutely delightful I freuently wondered how much of the author was invested in Abigail her main character Surely to be able to write a person whose brain runs around in circles one would have to be a little that way oneself Personally I would love to meet Abi She was intelligent funny caring and original Someone very special Her story was alternately funny and sad and sometimes heartbreaking I admit to tears especially the scene in the hospital when the man I really wanted her to be with turned up to hold her hand What else to say but that I loved the whole book and will be thinking about it for days Jaclyn is one very talented author just like her sisters

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Gravity Is the ThingIt’s an opportunity too intriguing to refuse If Everything is Connected then surely the twin mysteries of the Guidebook and a missing brother must be linkedWhat follows is completely the opposite of what Abi expected––but it will lead her on a journey of discovery that will change her life––and enchant readers Gravity Is the Thing is a smart unusual wickedly funny novel about the search for happiness that will break your heart into a million pieces and put it back together bigger and better than before. is a single mum trying to get on with her life and recognise her desire for love whilst bringing up her child as best she can Always doubting herself Everyone she had loved had left herAbi’s mind was always running around in circles and it always came back to Robert’s disappearanceThe mystery of Robert’s disappearance compelled me on until I discovered the relevance of the Guidebook and then this became another part of the story I was intrigued by and eager to find out where and if the two plots would joinMoriarty’s writing is clever witty calm erratic whimsical and chaotic changing as the writing reflects Abi’s moods She breaks all the rules of writing and pulls it off beautifullyGravity is the Thing is a story that explores grief and loss and just trying to do your best It’s about human connection coincidences and fate Moriarty is a keen observer of people and their foiblesThis is a thought provoking read that will definitely open up contemplation on a second readingI liked the double meaning in the title which becomes apparent as the story progressesGravity is the thing that prevents us from flying literallyGravity is the thing that prevents our spirit from flying and attaining happinessMoriarty has written a story that is tender and uniuely originalTo learn about the author you can read my interview with Jaclyn Moriarty here