Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Secret Lives of the Unemployed by Liz Bartucci

The style of this book was unique.  You don’t find many books that are written first person diary form anymore.  But even saying that, it wasn’t quite like that either.  At first I thought it was just a poorly written manuscript and that it bounced around.  Then I realized it was done that way on purpose to draw the audience into the life of the characters and make them your best friend.  It worked.

I suffered along with the characters and enjoyed every minute of it.  Been there, done that came to my head a lot.  But she handled things way different than I would have which sometimes put me against her.

At times I had trouble staying with this book but wanted to see how it would end, as apparently the author did!  I found some profound dialog and some that made no sense at all.  But all the way, I felt it was a believable story and one that most of us that have suffered unemployment have experienced.  I wouldn’t take this as a story that happens to everyone but it has association points and for that it’s a good read.  

Reviewed by Sue Owen

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