I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
The Album is unlike any other book that I have read. It is an emotional journey that takes place over seventeen years. This story centers around a group of friends and family where you become immersed in their lives. You live their experience of falling in and out of love, life itself, and even loss. The story itself is told from the point of views of all 5 main characters. The pact between the two cousins Chole and Natalie to move to New York City becomes a catalyst for the story of all the main characters and how their lives turn out much different than they ever would have imagined.
I found the writing style to be seamless even when switching point of views. The story flowed and was easy to follow. The characters within the story are so well written it adds to the depth of the story. You become emotionally invested in the lives of the characters as they are so well written. The characters are relatable, genuine. You can see yourself in all of them. You may even reminisce of the time when you were figuring out life and your path during your early years
The Album doesn't seem to follow the “rules” of writing and I really liked that about the writing and the story itself. I love when authors do this as it makes reading so much more fun. It reminds me of why I read in the first place. I am vague on the plot of the story as the reader needs to truly experience the journey of the characters. You will laugh, love, cry, and most of all you will live. This is my first time reading this author’s work and it’s definitely not my last.