Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner

phantom-limbsTJ 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-limbs2

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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