REVIEW: Bewilderment

“They share a lot, astronomy and childhood. Both are voyages across huge distances. Both search for facts beyond grasp. Both theorize wildly and let possibilities multiply without limits. Both are humbled every few weeks. Both operate out of ignorance. Both are mystified by time. Both are forever starting out.”

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Oh man am I disappointed with this one. The Overstory is one of my favorite books of all time. But like Orfeo, Bewilderment has lots of elements of magic but just didn’t cast a spell for me.


I loved the neurodivergent main character and his view on the world and humanity but his dad was just hapless. I was totally intrigued by the treatment concept presented in the book but the political angle and the ending just killed it for me. This is ⭐️⭐️💫 stars for me but I generously rounded up on Goodreads because it had some beautifully written passages and quotables.


Does anyone else thing Goodreads needs to give us the ability to give half stars?! What book was your biggest disappointment of the year?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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