The Thing With Feathers by McCall Hoyle
“Some people see the liquid and think half full. Others only see the air and think half empty. Sometimes I get the sense Chatham sees it all, which is kind of terrifying. I don’t know if I want him to see me–the real me.”
This book caught my eye because I love the Emily Dickinson quote and I loved the cover. It’s been on my list for quite some time.
Emilie is struggling with the loss of her father, who died from a terminal illness four years ago. She also has epilepsy.
I had loads of sympathy for the main character and liked her right away. It is an easy to read, sweet, heartwarming type story. Emilie must navigate a new environment and learns that she has been wrong about many of her assumptions. It has a bit of romance, a bit of mother/daughter relationship (y’all know I love a good mother/daughter story), and, of course, it is a hopeful book as the title indicates. I love a book that is about hope.
I will confess, I got a little teary sometimes. I found myself chuckling every now and then, as well.
Emily Dickinson is given quite a few nods, which I appreciate. I learned something about her that I did not know.
The story ties everything together nicely.
I liked it.