By: J.H. Diehl
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: divorce, family troubles, mental illness, drugs, and brain disorders.)
Tiny Infinities is a heart-wrenching book that tells the story of a young girl trying to put a broken life together. At first, the book seemed fairly average to me, but the characters and the story line developed more and more until it became a deep, thought-provoking read! Diehl’s book doesn’t feel like a fiction tale – every bit of it feels so real and raw.
The character development was very fun to read. There were some characters I adored and others I loved to hate. Yet, the author made me take pity on every single character at some point. No one was the “bad guy.” No one was the “good guy.” They were all simply people trying to make it in a tough situation. Although I felt sad and frustrated at times, by the end, I could feel the hope that radiated from the characters.
If you’re looking for a perfect fairy-tale ending with happiness abounding, this is not the book for you. But, if you’re looking for something that feels real and emotional, this book is a perfect fit. It’s a reminder that life doesn’t always turn out the way we wish it to, but that’s okay.