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February Book Review: The Woman in the Window

February Book Review: The Woman in the Window

 As mentioned in my January Book Review: The Worst Hard Time one of my resolutions for 2018 is to read more personal reads. Even though it is only the second month of 2018, I am changing that resolution to read a new book every month of 2018. Since I have this goal in place I have started to develop a reading wish list.

My Reason For Selecting the Book

I chose to read A.J. Finn's The Woman in the Window;due to the fact that it was on iBooks Top Chart and honestly because the About the Book interested me right away.

Content of the Book

The main character of this book is Anna Fox. She spends her days alone in her New York City home drinking wine, playing online chess, giving advice on an online chat room, and loves and I mean loves watching old black and white movies. Agoraphoia keeps Anna from leaving the house, trying to entertain herself causes Anna to see something that she wasn't meant to see. She also spends her days watching her neighbors doing this leads her into trouble when she becomes a witness to a crime while watching the new neighbors. These new neighbors, the Russell's, are intriguing to Anna, they seem to be the perfect family, but we all know that no family can be perfect, everyone has their secrets. After seeing what she should not have, Anna beings to fall apart, some may even call it loosing it. The real question is did Anna really witness a crime or did she imagine it? You will just have to read and see if anyone believes the woman who is unable to leave her house.

What I Liked About This Book

I found the organization of the content of this book to be very beneficial. By breaking up the story into chapters depending on the day in which the events occurred it aided in the flow of the story. I enjoyed the clip hangers that concluded each chapter. This left me with questions and anticipation to keep reading. A.J. Finn was able to vividly describe scenes so that the reader could clearly picture what Anna was seeing, feeling and hearing. I found that by incorporating self reflections I was able to see where the character's mind was at and how she was processing what she was experiencing. 

What I Disliked About This Book'

As a young reader and someone who just recently became a movie watcher, I was unable to relate or understand the use of movie quotes and references. Even though I was not able to pick up on the references I was still able to follow the story and why A.J. Finn used that specific reference. 

Would I Recommend This Book?

100% yes I would recommend this book. The book is full of plot-twists that keep you interested throughout the entire story. I would definitely agree with having this be a Top Chart on iBooks.



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