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Review: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

A book that infatuates and impacts through evocative prose and leaves the reader in a moment of trance, is what I consider a well-written piece.



The Invisible Life of Addie Larue is a traffic of beautifully-woven and lush sentences, where emotion does not tramp the plot nor do the interior and exterior complexities of the story outweigh one another. Simply put, it tells an immersive story of a character going through a gripping, ouroboros tale of her choices and influence on the people she meets. If written by less-experienced hands, the entire context would've been predictable, but Schwab, with all her galaxy brain and talent, managed to turn it into one of the best literary pieces I've read this year.


The Invisible Life of Addie Larue does what most of our favorite and good books do --- transport us to an immersive life filled with fear, triumph, love, and wonder, all the while transforming us into reflective and more empathetic beings through the power of words.


To sum it all up, this book is a tour-de-force with brilliant and masterful writing by an author on top of her game.