Review of Idabel Allen’s novel, Rooted,  by Amber Clark, Goodreads reviewer.

4.5 stars! I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. It came signed by the author, and included a personal note. It was a very nice addition to the already amazing book.

This is the first time in a long time that I’ve enjoyed a story just for the sake of the story. It seems like the only books being published today are the Gone Girl-style of mysteries with unreliable narrators. This book is just a good story. Period. It’s told from an omnipotent point of view, so that no single character is providing the perspectives. Each character’s thoughts and feelings are reflected. While there are a copy of shocking revelations that I did not predict, this book isn’t designed to make you guess what’s about to happen and what twist is coming in the end. It’s just a simple story of a family that takes place over the course of a couple days in Tennessee.

I don’t want to get too deeply into the plot, as it will take away from the book. I went in only knowing it was about a family in Tennessee, with one family member coming from New York. I was very thankful I had no other details so that I could experience the writing without knowing what was coming or waiting for details in the plot to transpire.

This is a book that deserves to be read and shared. I highly recommend. – Amber Clark, Goodreads Reviewer

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