Year 5, Book 12

12. Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story by Isabel Gillies

I really enjoyed this book, but can’t really say why. It’s nothing special. In fact the title pretty much says it all. It’s about something that happens every day. I do really like where she came up with the title of the book though. It’s totally not what I expected, but you’ll have to read it to find out. The story is about how Gillies quits her job as an actress in New York to move to Oberlin, Ohio with her poetry professor husband and their 2 small sons only to have him leave her for another woman shortly thereafter. Her experiences leading up to and immediately following that moment are what the book is about. Nothing more. Yet somehow it really engaged me. It was a quick read that I really liked. I give it 8 out of 10.

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