Sunday, 3 February 2013
The Garden Party by Sarah Challis
This book follows the story of one main central character (Alice) and her grown-up children. They all have complicated lives and the whole book leads up to a celebratory garden party. The book had it's ups and downs, sections of it are very addictive and you want to read on, but as there are so many characters in the book it can get quite confusing remembering who exactly everyone is.
As there are so many characters you do have the benefit of multiple side plots going on all at the same time. It is nice to see a book with characters going through day-to-day worries that readers may have faced.
Overall rating: 6/10 - Too many characters to keep track of and you start to loose your interest. This would appeal to those who want to their full attention to a book - it is not one to pick up and put down too often. It would also interest those who like idyllic and happy ending reads.