Oftentimes tragedies in life set us on course to a new life, such as the story of Charlotte, a young music composer, in Caroline Angell’s debut novel, All the Time in the World.
Having been a babysitter and nanny when I was younger, I could relate to young Charlotte in many ways. Her struggles and uncertainties are believable, and unique.
Cons: The story kept me reading, but there were parts that were very tedious, and didn’t move the story forward. It left me skimming some parts. With a story heavy in dialogue, I expected to get a deeper sense of Charlotte, but sometimes she seemed flat, or perhaps needed better or more flaws.
Overall, this story kept my interest. It’s a coming of age story that pulls a variety of emotions from the reader, and deals with grief, healing, and the process of coming into ones own.
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
First Line: The day she died was not beautiful.
I received a Review Copy from LibraryThing.