After being on my book shelf for too long, I finally got around to reading The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes.
Let me start by saying that this might be my favorite book of 2020. I really enjoyed reading this book and at moments I just couldn’t put it down.
The Giver Of Stars is a story about strong women, trying to be as independent as they can in a patriarchal world. A lot of topics are touched in this book, like grief, love, marriage,… but most importantly: friendship and books.
Perhaps the combination of a good story about women and a good story about the importance of books made me love this book so much.
“Maybe that’s the thing we need to understand, Alice. That some things are a gift, even if you don’t get to keep them.”
The characters were each strong, independent and unique in their own way. Every character coming by in the book had this interesting vibe around them, because each of them handled things differently, which made it unique to find out how each of them thinks and how they make the decisions for the things they do. A lot of characters in the book go through a big character development, which I always like in books.
In my opinion, Margery was a very cool person. But actually, I thought that nearly every character was quite likeable (except for the Van Cleve family).
This book really addresses the way life was for women in the past. Moyes didn’t step back to address certain topics and I think that is really important.
“We women face many unexpected challenges when we choose to step outside what are considered our habitual boundaries.”
I absolutely loved this book and gave it 5 stars.
Have you read this book and what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments.