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Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Car Share by Zoe Brisby

A ninety year old lady with Alzheimers, also one with decided views and opinions and a mild young man whose heart is broken go on a trip to Brussels, sharing a journey which is rife with so many ups and downs, quirky incidents and eccentricities which add to the story. The book combines Maxine (Max) who is a thirty year old in an older body. Confident, sassy and bold she is going to Brussels to be euthanized. All this without informing the Retirement Home where she was resident. Alex is escaping the humiliation of a rejection and finds in Maxine a fascinating character who in turn attracts him (for her confidence and sass) and frightens him when he becomes a wanted character for abduction and kidnapping! The book is charming (for Maxine's malapropisms) her way of handling situations and Alex's manner of a sort of "follow the leader". Amusing read. Sent by Hodder & Stoughton for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

7 comments:

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Sounds fun!

Laura's Reviews said...

This does sound like a charming and fun book! I love when books feature older characters.

Dorothy Borders said...

This would be a fun light read for a change of pace.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'll keep it in mind!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I want to read this! I shall look for it.

Literary Feline said...

This does sound charming. I love road trip novels like this. I will definitely have to give this a try.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the sound of this one!