Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

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Title: Our endless numbered days
Author: Claire Fuller

Release Date: March 17th, 2015
Publisher: Tin House Books
Source: Edelweiss
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Purchase Link: Book Depository

Blurb:

Peggy Hillcoat is eight years old when her survivalist father, James, takes her from their home in London to a remote hut in the woods and tells her that the rest of the world has been destroyed. Deep in the wilderness, Peggy and James make a life for themselves. They repair the hut, bathe in water from the river, hunt and gather food in the summers and almost starve in the harsh winters. They mark their days only by the sun and the seasons.

When Peggy finds a pair of boots in the forest and begins a search for their owner, she unwittingly begins to unravel the series of events that brought her to the woods and, in doing so, discovers the strength she needs to go back to the home and mother she thought she’d lost.

After Peggy's return to civilization, her mother learns the truth of her escape, of what happened to James on the last night out in the woods, and of the secret that Peggy has carried with her ever since.
 

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Our endless numbered days is told from the point of view of Peggy, who was taken away by her father to live in the forest at the tender age of eight. It is only nine years later when Peggy found her way back to civilization. 

After reading the book blurb, I had absolutely no idea what to expect from this story. Even as I started reading it, I still find it hard to predict where this story will lead me. It was at times frustrating for me as I don't really have the patience and would like to know just what I'm getting myself into. Anyway, the unpredictability of the story kept me guessing and reading to find out what happened to Peggy and her father in the forest.

If I could sum up my feels after finishing this book, it would be this: mind blown. The story ended with a MAJOR plot twist which I did not see coming, at all! In fact, I needed a minute or two to recollect my thoughts and wrap my mind around this revelation. I was a little disappointed that the story ended right there, without any further elaboration of how this revelation is going to affect Peggy's life.

Our endless numbered days is not the kind of book that I usually go for but it was nonetheless, a good book with really vivid description of the setting. I think that fans of realistic fiction might enjoy this one though. 



**eARC is provided by the publisher via Edelweiss**



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