Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Hello Stranger by Katherine Center is one of those books where I really like some things but don’t like others & feel like I could talk at length about both.
There was one part of this book that had me teary eyed—& I’m RARELY like that while reading—but then there are parts that had me internally going like this .
So maybe a mixed bag response ;) .
What I love most about Katherine Center’s writing is how direct & approachable the narration style is & also how it isn’t afraid to delve into emotions.
Sadie, the protagonist of this book, has a lot of emotions to parse through—she’s a portrait artist who is close to estranged from her father and who has to have a brain surgery that results in her having face blindness for the foreseeable future.
Sadie’s journey has moments that really work for me, that feel as luminescent as Sadie herself, & then moments in the plot that I didn’t totally buy, that aren’t convincing to me.
So in the end I’m giving this one 3.5 ️⭐️ & calling it a day ;).
3.5⭐️. Out 07/11.
CWs: Grief over loss of mom. Toxic stepsister. Basically estranged from father & she learns that at one point he blamed her for her mother’s passing. Nonconvulsive seizure; recovery from brain surgery; face blindness.
Give me that HEA, please.
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