Sarah has fallen in love with Matthew. It doesn’t matter that she’s sacrificing her friendships, or that he only ever sees her in secret, or that she’s close to losing her job because of the relationship. None of that matters. What matters is she loves Matthew- love is meant to hurt isn’t it?
Louise O’Neill killing it once again 🔥 definitely my favourite author (by far). Every book just tops the last. This book is told in two different times- the past and the present. This shows us why Sarah is the way she is. My favourite thing about the way O’Neill writes is that the victim isn’t a perfect character. Often when books are portraying a victim I find they are made out to be too perfect, too sweet, too likeable even. Being honest, Sarah borders on being unlikeable. She doesn’t treat her friends well, or her new boyfriend or her family. But this doesn’t change the fact that she is a victim of Matthew. It’s just the perfect story and something many people will relate to. Can’t wait for her next book to come out!