Friday, July 26, 2019

Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak

FEATURING


A Study In Friendship
The Needs of People...
Psychological
Semi-Thrilling
Broadcast News...& Drama
Murder-ish
Narration Performed by Vanessa Johansson

LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)


MY RATING⇢ ☆3.2☆STARS - GRADE=C+



MY THOUGHTS


This is more a study in friendship than a mystery thriller. Two girls who couldn't be more opposite of each other and the way they connect with one another--what it's like to be necessary to someone, right up until your not necessary to them anymore...

Necessary People is more the type of story to stimulate your thoughts than one to throw shock (mystery & action) and awe (twists) at you.  Despite that, some or most, readers found this to be a great read.  I want to say that I agree with them...but, the slowly developing plot left me bored most of the time, even though the writing is totally there.  This reminded me of a Megan Abbott book, (Give Me Your Hand) that I listened too...it really has a similar feel to it, so if you like that, then you might really like this. 

Lastly, the narration was excellently executed by Vanessa Johansson.  She had a way of making you forget that only one person was telling the story.
 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢  


Plot 3/5
Narration Performance 5/5
Characters 3.3/5
The Feels 2.5/5
Pacing 2.8/5
Addictiveness 3.5/5
Theme or Tone 3/5
Flow (Writing Style) 3.3/5
Backdrop (World Building) 3/5
Originality 3/5
Ending 2.7/5
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Book Cover It's different...kind of cool...I guess.
Setting New York mostly...but also Maine and London for a bit, too.
Source Audiobook (Library)
Length 10 hours, 35 minutes


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