Book Review: The Great Alone

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Author: Kristin Hannah

Pages: 435

Goodreads Synopsis:

” Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown. Including moving to Alaska.”



Let me start with what I love about Kristin Hannah, I have read three different novels by her, all are completely different and touch your heart in a different way. The Nightingale will always be my favorite not only by her but one of my favorites of all time. So when I heard she was coming out with this novel, I knew I would have to read it.

Don’t get me wrong, this book was good I just found parts of the story a little too long. I loved the show of adversity of Leni once she understood what was truly happening in her life. I loved the strength of all the leading women in the story and how you can find love and help in the most unexpected places. I also really e hours how true the story was to teal life experiences of moving around a lot, loss, love, betrayal and how difficult it can be to leave a situation.

The story also depicted what it was like for men and families when they returned from Vietnam and how they were treated after and during the war, to say it simple this story had a lot of great moments.

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars because at times I felt like the story dragged a bit, I don’t know how to explain but for me it did.

Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

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