Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really really enjoyed this. I opened it thinking it was going to be a tale of one girls awful experience in the move to a foreign country and filled with tales of how the awful Americans treated her. So, what a pleasant surprise to find that Eilis was treated well, her job wasn't horrendous and she had a comfortable (if abit socially uncomfortable!) place to live.
I liked Eilis and really felt for her when news came from home and was abit surprised with the ending. I wasn't sure how I felt about her decision at the end when I first read it, but 7 hours later I think it was the right one.
I shall be looking out for more of Toibins work.
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So, this is book No7 of my challenge to read 100 this year.......I should get one more done before the month is finished so I´m really pleased with the start to the year!