I wasn’t sure I wanted to read a book written in verse, but after a few pages I realized I did actually want to read a book written in verse lol. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus is made up of easy, thoughtful poems that tell a full story about a woman whose daughter is about to go to college and whose mother is experiencing worsening health problems. Not to mention Holly has a great husband and a book deadline she can’t keep up with. Like the whole book she is actually avoiding writing. Running here and running there. Worrying about if she is starting to look old or if things will be okay in her marriage when they’re alone. I liked being able to flip forward fast page by page and live that life for a little while. It was cute.

Best line: I wander through a fog that never lifts– -Sonya Sones

-Rachel Wagner

P.S. I have this book for sale at my bookstore Ten Dollar Books. Click here for the link.

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  1. Great review! 🙂 I’m curious about this book (there aren’t a lot of books for adults that are written in verse,) but most of the books I’ve read by this author were just okay. I think my favorite one was probably ‘One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies.’

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