Theoretically speaking, I shouldn’t have enjoyed this book since I’m a guy, and we all know guys don’t read “chick-lit”. Yet to call “Strangely, Incredibly Good”
chick-lit would be limiting its scope and appeal – it’s much more.The main character Cat is one of these people you immediately connect with – her fears, paranoias, past mistakes and pessimistic outlook on a life that’s been so hard on her. Then she meets a genie from inside her Nintendo Wii, and life will never be the same again…
“Strangely, Incredibly Good” has a lot going for it from the off. Great characters, humour, adult conversations, and a sidekick in Gram that lights the book up even more whenever she’s around. While funny and biting, though, the book also has some standout emotional moments (chapter eight, for example, leaves you breathless with its prose and punch to the heart).
It’s this kind of emotional swing that makes the book so enjoyable. We know that life is never perfect; we know we make mistakes; we know we chase often-impossible dreams. The fact Heather Grace Stewart captures all these emotions so well in her tight debut novel shows a writer who knows her craft and audience.
An excellent first book, and hopefully the first of many in the adventures of Cat.
Strangely Incredibly Good is available on Amazon sites worldwide, on Kobo internationally, and in print at special events and bookstore readings/signings, so watch this site for event announcements. If you’re interested in purchasing a print copy or a signed print copy, please contact Morning Rain Publishing
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