dinsdag 8 november 2016

Dawn French: A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Hi everyone

A Tiny Bit Marvellous is my second Dawn French book.
I got this one as a gift from my mum and dad. It has 404 pages of story and a 15-page interview.

“Everyone hates the perfect family.
So you'll love the Battles.
Meet Mo Battle, about to turn 50 and mum to two helpless, hormonal teenagers. There's 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, EVERYTHING and Peter who believes he's quite simply as darling and marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Somewhere, keeping quiet, is Dad . . . who's just, well... Dad.
However, Mo is having a crisis. She's about to do something unusually wild and selfish, which will leave the entire family teetering on the edge of a precipice. Will the family fall? Or will they, when it really matters, be there for each other?”

This was entertaining. Nothing special but it was a nice read.

The characters are true stereotypes and they sometimes really set my teeth on edge. Other times though I liked them and I could understand what they were going through.
The plot is very predictable, rather boring and full of cliches.  The writing is exactly like you would expect the character to write his or her diary so that’s good.
In my opinion, all three of them deserved a few slaps from time to time to see what’s happening around them.

The humor and the heartwarming (though predictable) ending make the book into a slightly better than mediocre one. French is bloody hilarious at times.

3 STARS

Happy reading!
Helena