The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A.J. Fikry lives alone in the small apartment space above his bookstore. Sales are down, and a rare copy of Poe poems that he usually keeps under lock and key has been stolen. It’s only when something gets left behind at his store that his life begins to change.

This one is ok. I wish I could say I liked it more, because it was an easy read, and there were parts that were very good, but it wasn’t great.

The biggest mark against it for me is that it is written in present tense. I rarely like books in present tense, and this was no exception. I find it distracting.

The ending also left me a bit disappointed. Not what I was expecting at all.

1) Overall Plot = 3
2) Characters = 3
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 4
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 2.5

Average score of 3.5 out of 5

Where to buy the book: Amazon | B&N

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