Written By: Chad Gayle
Published By: Bracket Books
Read: April 27-29, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
I received Let It Be from Goodreads First Reads.
Let It Be was the story of a mother and her two children who moved to a new town in order to escape an abusive situation. As the mother struggles to create a new life for herself and her children she is met with great resistance. Her ex-husband will do anything he can do stay in her life and her young son helps his father in an attempt to make his family whole again.
Let It Be was much more than I expected. It was both heartbreaking and hopeful. Chad Gayle was able to write about a situation that is, unfortunately, all too common. The characterization of a family in distress was spot on. He was able to capture the emotions you would expect from a mother trying to rebuild her life. The fear of failure and her ex-husband and the pain of disappointing her children.
As much as I enjoyed the story the writing was just mediocre. When I love a book I immediately look for what else the author has written and I just didn’t feel the need to do that in this case. It was a good story, just don’t expect to be wowed.
To Buy the Book Go Here: Let It Be
Recommended for Fans of: Realistic Fiction
Suggested to Read Next: Don’t Let Me Go