by Rosie Brooks

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Flo

The book is an 'anxious' read where you want to help her, give her a shoulder to cry on and shake her.

Flo has a slow start as the reader learns about the central character. A break-up after being cheated on, a search for somewhere to live, an invite to be a bridesmaid for a 'not' friend and many more situations that readers will identify with, including the 'pressure' of her own thoughts (and that of her mother) of being a female of a certain age to get married and have children. Flo is very self-absorbed and will make readers feel sympathetic, angry, empathetic and frustrated. Flo's mother, dying of cancer, is poignant and relatable. Intermingled with all that is going on in Flo's life, Flo just wants her mother to tell her for once that she is proud of her. But all her mother is interested in is Flo's friend's upcoming wedding and Flo's lack of a husband and children. Flo experiences continual self doubt and always feels second best after her brothers. By the end, Flo appears to be stronger and determined not to settle for a 'last chance' husband. The book is an 'anxious' read where you want to help her, give her a shoulder to cry on and shake her. Bridget Jones but with more angst and less comedy.

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Flo Synopsis

Nothing in Flo's life is turning out the way she planned. Instead,a break up has turned her life upside down. As Flo picks up the pieces and watches her friends doing all of the things she had imagined herself doing, she receives some devastating news. Flo starts to ask questions about life, love and friendship, finding answers in places she had never thought to look before.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781839759222
Publication date: 24th February 2022
Author: Rosie Brooks
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 222 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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