Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance
By Alison Espach
What’s it about?
Sally Holt and her older sister Kathy are three years apart. They share a bedroom, and for most of their childhood they share an infatuation with a local boy named Billy Barnes. At sixteen-years-old Kathy is everything thirteen-year-old Sally wishes she could be- talented, confident, and Billy’s girlfriend. Years later Sally looks back to the 1990’s and tells the story of how one event can shape your life.
What did it make me think about?I just found myself enjoying this book.
Should I read it?
This is just simply a good story. Years ago I enjoyed “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt and this reminded me in ways of that story. It is part a coming of age story, part a story of grief, and part a love story. If you are looking for an engrossing story that is a little different than most- pick this book up.
“But I knew then that anyone who chose to be alone had no idea what it really meant to be alone.”