Book Review – Unfinished Diary by Ronald Gan

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The author gave me this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a debut novel by Ronald Gan. You guys can read the synopsis of the book in here. I personally think that for a debut novel, this book is pretty entertaining. Obviously, I found some flaws in the book but this book is still nevertheless enjoyable.

Honestly, I started off not liking the main character Lucy Rosalinda. When she was a kid, I felt like she comes off as annoying and so full of herself. However, as the story goes on, she becomes more mature and become a much more loveable individual. I like how the writer developed her character. In short, I think she is an extremely nice individual, sometimes too nice but in times, she can be such a rebel when she really believe in something. A very interesting personality indeed.

What I really like in this book is the writing style. I personally really enjoy the philosophy from the characters in the book and I love how it was written in a diary style ( Is this even a correct term? haha.. ). It somehow reminds me of Perks of being A Wallflower where the writer deliver the story using letters and that is one of my favorite book. I’m not really sure why I love this kind of writing style but I think one of the reason is that I feel like I’m really there, in the character’s world, in whatever reality the character is in.

All in all, I think this is a good debut novel. The story line is not too heavy yet it’s still filled with so much philosophy and entertainment. People who enjoy reading contemporary and romance book will definitely enjoy reading this novel. So, if you are one of those of people who love those genres, this book might be for you.

 

Cheers,

E

 

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