The Shape of Us by Drew Davies
It’s Publication Day today for The Shape of Us and I am thrilled to be part of the Blog Tour. Huge congratulations to Drew Davies and Bookouture. here’s to many more!
A quirky and funny book club read about love, loss and second chances, featuring four interlocking stories set in London.
In a city of 8.8 million people, you’d be surprised. Surprised at how many times your path crosses with that stranger you spotted on the other side of the street. Surprised at how lonely living in a busy city can feel. Surprised that falling in love – against all the odds – is just about possible.
One day in London…
Daisy is rushing to work when a stranger on a bicycle almost knocks her over – and then asks for her number.
JoJo, a wife in her sixties, is trying desperately to win her beloved husband back from his mistress.
Adam has recently lost his job and lies to his housemate about where he goes every day.
Dylan, a teenage boy, lives with an illness which means he can’t leave his bedroom – but which hasn’t stopped him falling in love.
These four total strangers – whose paths cross in the charming and crazy city of London – have one thing in common. They’re all looking for love and they’re totally hopeless at it. But that’s about to change.
A hilarious, uplifting and heartfelt novel about love, life and finding happiness. If you’ve ever made a mistake, suffered a break-up, waited by your phone for it to ring or loved someone from afar, then The Shape of Us is for you. A charming and joyous debut for fans of David Nicholls, Zoe Folbigg’s The Note and Jules Preston’s The Map of Us.
The book focuses on four separate characters with seemingly little in common apart from that they all live in London.
Daisy, JoJo, Adam, and Dylan are people of different ages, dealing with the highs and lows of life, ordinary folk with just one thing in common…they all want to find love!
As the different stories progressed I did find my mind a little fixed on how on Earth they were ever going to have a connection.
The characters are believable and I think that each reader would have a favourite out of the four who they find most relatable to. For me, I loved JoJos hilarious wit, the woman certainly doesn’t have a filter!
I enjoyed finding out how the different characters lives progressed, the distinct British humour and the theme of romance.
I read the book over a weekend so found the separate stories easy to follow, however, I do feel that I would be confused if I returned to the book after a few days.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.