Book Review: Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

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By Chandler Chandler

Book Review: Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Chandler Chandler

Before I Let You Go

Name of the book: Before I Let You Go

Who wrote the book: Kelly Rimmer

Published on: February 27th 2018

Publisher o the book: Hachette Australia

Pages: 384

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

Price: $29.99

Rating: 5 stars

“Before I Let You Go” by Kelly Rimmer is a book that makes you feel many things. It is about two sisters, Lexie and Annie. Annie has problems with drugs and she is also going to have a baby. Lexie has always helped her sister, but this time, it’s really hard.

The book shows how Lexie takes care of Annie’s baby while her own life is getting messy. She might lose her job, and her boyfriend is losing patience. Annie tries to get better in a rehab centre and faces some old secrets from their childhood. This makes Lexie uncomfortable.

This book is very honest and kind. It talks about a topic that many people argue about and asks how much a family can do for each other before it becomes too much.

What people think about this book

The book “Before I Let You Go” by Kelly Rimmer is a contemporary fiction novel that explores the topic of drug addiction and its impact on family relationships. It has received mostly positive reviews from readers and critics, with an average rating of 4.15 out of 5 stars on Goodreads and 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia.

Some of the praises for the book are that it is “candid and compassionate”, “heartbreaking and hopeful”, and “emotionally gripping”. Some of the criticisms are that it is “predictable and clichéd”, “too preachy and moralistic”, and “lacking in depth and nuance”. The book was published in April 2018 and has been translated into more than 20 languages.

It’s a sad book, but it also discusses love, family, and forgiveness. It’s a good book that you won’t forget easily. It makes you think a lot, which is something I like in a book.

My personal Review

Before I Let You Go, by Kelly Rimmer, is one of those books that stays with you long after you finish reading it. I feel lucky to have found this new author (for me). It is a book that makes you question your moral beliefs. It also shows you the harsh reality of addiction. The main character, Annie, has a human side to her addiction that I have never seen before. 

It made me rethink my own attitude towards addiction, which I found valuable. Kelly Rimmer has written a powerful book. I will keep an eye on her, and I respect her writing a lot.

Rimmer’s latest novel has an interesting and captivating structure. It switches between two main points of view throughout the book. In the present, we follow Lexie, who has to deal with Annie’s sudden return to her life and the news that she is pregnant and about to give birth.

In the past, we learned about Annie’s sad history through her diary entries while she was in rehab. This allows the reader to understand Annie’s state of mind and the causes of her addiction. 

The book also explores the relationship between two sisters who have been through a lot together and the role of religious cults and the girl’s stepfather in the story. It adds more depth to this morally complicated story. The plot is rich, and it has much material to discuss in book clubs.

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