Review: The Girl Who Reads on the Metro by Christine Feret-Fleury
I very much enjoyed the concept of this one. While parts of the story were quite strong and I was more than willing to suspend my disbelief in places, I found other parts of the story infuriating for their lack of backstory and depth. We never really see, or know the people that Juliette gifts the books to, in spite of it being a major theme of the story. In fact, I often felt little sense of Juliette or of Soliman, the mysterious bookshop owner. On the other hand, there are some truly delightful moments, such as Juliette's acquisition of the yellow submarine.
Overall an interesting read, with some moments of joy and moments of sadness.