Reviewed by Marianne van der Wel
The Day You Saved My Life is what I call a ‘summer book’. You read it while sitting in the sun, sipping a cold drink. It’s a simple story, predictable, but very sweet. Louise Candlish’s easy use of language makes this book a breeze.
The characters are a bit flat and made up of clichés. But don’t forget, clichés are there for a reason. Most of reality is made up of it. The characters seem more real because they are what you expect them to be. Everything that happens to them are things that happen every day, but the outcomes are those you rarely see in real life. It’s almost as if the author took all the things you don’t want to experience and made every single one of them turn out all right.
The whole story has a fairy-tale feel to it. There is the hero, the damsel, the villain and the trusted friend. And of course, the happy ending cannot be forgotten. A genuine feel-good book for those lazy days.
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