Book Review: The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury

Author: Marc Levy

Pages: Kindle 287

Goodreads Synopsis: Alice Pendelbury believes everything in her life is pretty much in order—from her good friends to her burgeoning career. But even Alice has to admit it’s been an odd week. Not only has her belligerent neighbor, Mr. Daldry, suddenly become a surprisingly agreeable confidant, but he’s encouraging her to take seriously the fortune-teller who told her that only by traveling to Turkey can Alice meet the most important person in her life.

What’s more, the peculiarly insistent Mr. Daldry has even agreed to finance Alice’s trip—one that against all reason seems to be predestined. It’s on this journey, crazy from the outset and strangely irresistible, that Alice will find out that nothing in her life is real, that her past is not true, and that the six people she’s about to encounter will shape her future in ways she could never have dreamed.

Review: Wow, wow, wow. This was such a fun read. I wasn’t sure if I would like this to be honest, I couldn’t tell if it was going to be absurd or if I was going to find it fun and adventurous. I am so happy that I fell in love with Alice Pendelbury and her adventure to see if what the fortune teller told her was true. She took a leap of faith and it was so fun to see where it took her.

“I never believed that I had a particular destiny, or that signs in my life were guiding me toward a path I ought to take. I didn’t believe in fortune-tellers or tarot cards. I just believed in simple coincidence and in the significance of chance happenings.”

Marc Levy

But it wasn’t even the adventure of Alice that was so heartwarming, it was the story of her and Mr. Daldry and how they grew as individuals that was such a lovely story. Two characters who thought they didn’t have a future, went on a random adventure and found out more about themselves than they truly thought they would.

Just because somebody is gone doesn’t mean they don’t exist anymore—with a little imagination, you’re never alone.

Marc Levy

But the other thing that was heart-wrenching was the story behind Alice’s parents. I won’t ruin the story in any way possible but it tugged at my heart and had me sitting up straighter, it’s twist I didn’t expect but it made the story of Alice, who she is and what she becomes more beautiful.

Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

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