Review: Green Dot by Madeline Gray

Green Dot is a book about a young woman reaching that time, that point in her mid-twenties, when she starts to feel insecure about her choices and her place in the world. And then comes along Arthur an older man and suddenly, she finds herself attracted to the ordinariness and security that his life brings. The only catch is that Arthur is married and taking advantage of her, and even Hera herself knows that this so-called romance is doomed to fail. And yet, she cannot give him up, and finds herself trying to change so that he will love her.

This was a sadly relatable story of insecurity, infatuation and false promises. This would definitely make for an excellent cautionary tale for young women. Madeline Grey's depiction of Arthur's manipulations are spot on, in particular the way he never tells the whole truth. That said, I did not get as much out of this book as I had hoped--for me, it was the wrong book at the wrong time. I found myself infuriated with the main character on multiple occasions, and felt that the story dragged on for too long. That said, the prose itself is excellent and readers in their twenties will find much of this story relatable.


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