Review: One Plus One by JoJo Moyes

October 19, 2014     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Books I've Read, Reading, Reviews

Many thanks to Penguin Viking for the ARC I received via NetGalley.

I had never read a JoJo Moyes novel before I read One Plus One, and boy was I missing out! The characters are very well written. They are flawed, funny and just wholly human. The writing isn’t award-winning, but it is readable, which is the really important thing.

The entirety of One Plus One reads like the movie Little Miss Sunshine. There is a little girl who is uprooting her family for something very important. There is a whole comedy of errors on the way. The family bond is the centre of the story, with a touch of romance. There is laughter, there is tragedy, and in the end there is one great story.

One Plus One lost a star because I had some trouble connecting to the book, and it was a little longer read for me. There wasn’t as much romance as I wanted, and I wasn’t 100% sold on the classification of “Women’s Fiction”.

I don’t feel like I can comment further on this book without spoiling the story. I have another JoJo Moyes book from NetGalley to read and review, and I have my eye on her other two from the library, so One Plus One has definitely been a gateway to a new author for me!

Bottom Line: An extremely readable tale of family bonds and family struggles with a dash of good deed and romance thrown in. I recommend it to anyone who liked the movie Little Miss Sunshine.

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