You know how they say you can’t judge a book by its cover? Well, I do that all the time. I love to browse at the bookstore, see what pops out at me, and read what those covers hold inside. This book called my name for weeks and I IGNORED IT because I thought the cover was too pretty for it to be a good book. I was obviously wrong. After giving in and buying a copy I immediately went home and started reading. When I finally took a break and looked at the clock, it was 2AM and I was two thirds through.
The Girl He Used To Know is a refreshing story about a girl on the spectrum before being on the spectrum was normalized. Through the novel, we follow Annika through conquering her fears, coming of age, and falling in love. Told form alternating points of view and timelines, you’re able to connect with all of the characters in a way you normally don’t.
I normally read mysteries and thrillers, so I didn’t think I was going to like this book at all. Turns out I need to broaden my horizons because this book absolutely blew me away. I cried more than once and couldn’t put it down. When I finished (both reading and crying) I raved about the story to anyone who would listen. Why? The characters felt so real that I felt for them as if I knew them. It also didn’t hurt that it was written well and the story was so original from anything I’d read before.
Grab yourself a copy so you can cry your eyes out, just like me!