Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki Review + BOOK TOUR + GIVEAWAY
Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki Review
I’m so glad to be a part of the Blog Tour for this book, which was put together by Nori from ReadWriteLove28; thank you so much for including me in this tour and providing me with a copy of this novel! I’m also so proud to be able to participate in this tour during Pride Month, and though I am not a member of the LGBT community, I am a proud supporter of equal love :) This was such an AMAZING book, the representation alone was astounding, and how authentic and realistic it was truly left me as a reader feeling as if I was able to look into the lives of these characters and see something that could be evident in real life. The main character, Montgomery Sole, was a relatable character thatI was able to connect with as a person who is hit with struggles in life, but also as a teenage girl that is going through high school and all of the drama that comes with it. She is put through an experience that is definitely a defining moment in her life, and while she doesn’t handle it well at first, she comes around and finds her way to finding a solution to the problems that have been the result of Montgomery and her antics. The dealing with of the arrival of a man and his debatable views takes the stronghold as Montgomery and her friends’ lives are affected by the influence that he begins to hold over the town. The development of this situation was written very well, and added an aspect to Montgomery’s life that allowed her to be able to realize how her actions are affecting those around her as well as how she is changing as a person as well. The author finds a way to pull everything that happens in Montgomery and the town’s lives together and resolve the major issues that are affecting how they live and how they treat those around them. The Eye of Know plays a decent sized part throughout the story, causing some major problems for some of the town’s most, shall we say “aggressive,” people. I absolutely adored this book and the message that it portrays, and highly recommend this to everyone who needs a nice contemporary read with a dash of self-discovery.
GIVEAWAY: There are 5 (yes, 5!) copies of Saving Montgomery Sole up for grabs - US only