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The Final Straw

The Final Straw - Ted Tayler
What were the main themes of the book? Drama, tragedy, family, death and revenge. The author's execution was flawless simply because you never knew what was going to happen in the next page. Colin Bailey is a character with many different layers, and the author assures readers that in every chapter, at least one layer is peeled off.
Describe 2 different settings or locations. When Colin is nervous about telling Karen that he can't buy her a movie ticket and as it turns out, she's buying tickets for both of them - this was funny and cute at the same time. When Colin feeds his mother an overdose of pills. This scene was spine chilling and for the first time, it hit me how very little emotion Colin actually had.
Were you able to connect with the main character and why? Tough one. I really wanted to connect with Colin and I think the points when he gets angry, you can understand why he is mad but there are still quite a few sections I found it quite difficult to connect with him.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.