This is an excerpt. The full review is posted here on my blog.
I remember when Zevin’s novel Elsewhere came out. I was somewhere in my gradeschool years, and Elsewhere was one of the hyped new releases that our librarian featured in a book talk. This was in 2007 – over 7 years ago – and I still find myself thinking about it from time to time. When her next book came out, I made sure to read it and enjoyed that one too, but I didn’t keep up with her releases after that.
Somehow, The Storied Life of A.J. Finkry popped up on my radar, and I was intrigued by all of the great reviews it has on goodreads. I also just wanted to see how my 7th grade self’s favorite author was doing. This was a book I kept putting into a shopping cart, then after surveying my other purchases, putting back on its shelf to buy another time. Well, when I was at BookPeople this weekend, I came across AJ Finkry because it was a featured title with a generous recommendation.