Are you ready to pick up a new book to read? Or pack a book into your bag for spring break? Here’s the book that I’ve been reading, “The Girl He Used To Know” by Tracey Garvis Graves. Let me share a synopsis of the book and why I enjoyed it. Find out why you might want to pick up a copy, adding this to your books to read. Do you include reading books as part of your lifestyle?
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A new book release from Tracey Garvis Graves. About the author; Tracey Garvis Graves is a New York Times Best Selling author.
THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW
I was excited to receive an advanced copy of this page turner. I love reading. Do you? What’s on your book list for spring? If you are looking for a book to take with you and to read this spring or summer. You might enjoy this book too,”The Girl He Used To Know“.
The book is easy to pick up and read. Put down, and pick back up where you left off. This makes it easy to take the book to the park, beach, commuting to the office, when traveling or even just waiting in an office for an appointment.
When do you like to read? I typically read curled up on the couch in the morning with coffee (part of my morning routine) or waiting for appointments, school pick up time and at the end of the day as part of my evening routine when unwinding from the day. Here’s the synopsis of the book,”The Girl He Used To Know“.
Summary of the book
There are two main characters Annika and Jonathan. They met in college playing chess. Annika a book nerd, studying to get her English major from the University of Illinois. She stumbled back into chess through the help of a friend. Annika is somewhat naive, awkward and an introvert. Jonathan a bit more social.
The story goes from present day, then flipping back to when they were in college. Sharing both points of view from the two main characters in alternating chapter. I love this style of writing. It’s easy to follow the time line as each chapter of the book has dates (timeline present day – or past, college days) and which character’s thoughts you are reading.
The book starts with Annika running into Jonathan after years of not seeing each other; an awkward moment of stepping toward each other. “”After all this time and all they had been through they were suppose to hug?”” What had separated them all those years ago? What had they been through? Why is Annika socially awkward?
Each of them have reached their professional goals. Annika now a librarian, Jonathan a Wall Street wiz. Both single. But, Johnathon had been married and divorced since they last saw each other. Did he have kids?
In the book you find out what causes them to separate in the first place. The chemistry seems to be there but, there are things that make them tread lightly, at least at first. Will they get together again?
Time goes on, but then the unexpected happens the last chapters will have you on the edge, eagerly turning pages to see the outcome.
My overall thoughts on the book
The author draws you in with the two characters, ease of reading and style. Layering on characters, but not so many that you can’t follow it easily. A few unexpected developments throughout the book and you find out why things happen the way they do.
Plus, an unexpected event towards the end of the book that picks it back up in pace, finally a few answers but, leaves you hanging just slightly. Overall I found the book enjoyable, entertaining and a quick read. It only took me a few days to read through this story of a couple who met again after 10 years.
Grab a copy of the book for yourself and see what happens! This makes for great rainy day reading.