Book Review “The Dress” by Sopie Nicholls

I downloaded this free Kindle book from Amazon on December 29, 2012 (click here to purchase).

This book was written in what I consider a disjointed way.  I felt a bit confused sometimes as the chapters seem to jump around.  Ella is a teenager that has just moved into a village in northern England.  Her mother is Iranian but pretends she is Italian because of Middle Eastern prejudice.  Her mother owns a vintage clothing shop and they share a psychic ability.

The timespan of the book covered about 6 months but as I said it felt disjointed.  Each chapter began with a description of a piece of the vintage clothes that were for sale.  The mother-daughter relationship is strained as it can be during those teen years and they are both trying to fit into their new village.  Her mother Fabbia has been running from her problems since Ella was born but Ella doesn’t want to move anymore.  The overall theme was about strong women.

It wasn’t a book that I couldn’t put down.  So I would only give it 2.5 stars.


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