TJ Burns — September 12, 2016
Phantom Limbs grabbed me right from the start. I became immediately caught up and involved in Otis’s life, soon thereafter Dara’s, and a bit later Meg’s.
This is a story about friendship, hardships, the different ways in which people deal with hardships and loss, love, friendship, and… friendship. I was captivated, asking question after question. Each time I got an answer, so many more questions were presented.
The writing is amazing! I enjoyed following Otis’s narrative, especially his colorful metaphors. Particularly amusing is the contrast between what Otis is thinking and what he actually says and how he actually acts.
Phantom Limbs is really well-written and intriguing. It delves into some very sensitive subjects deeply and gracefully: grief, dealing with grief, love, sex, gender-identity, adolescence, physical disability, post-traumatic stress disorder, family, and friendship.
Phantom Limbs was a wonderful read and I can highly recommend it.
Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Candlewick
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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