I just read a great new book that has me so excited I just have to write about it. I bought it a few weeks ago, but because I don’t like to read more than one book at a time, I had to wait until I was finished my previous book before I started this one.
The Push is described as a psychological thriller which is why I chose this book. I don’t agree with this description. It is certainly psychologically thrilling, but not in the classic way other pshychological thrillers are. Instead it is a deep and unnerving look at motherhood and all it’s ups and downs. At times it was a euphoric read. At other times it was gutwrenchingly sad, at other times is was downright terrifying.
The characters are superbly written, and the author takes her time crafting a wonderful story of maternal ties and how our mothers determine what type of mothers we will become, whether we know it or not.
The story follows a women who has two children, but shares a different bond with each child. This leads to alot of guilt and remorse and second-guessing. The main character is written with such compassion that you just want to give her a hug.
I loved the intensity of this book. In fact, it was so intense I had to put the book down a few times. It really affected me in such a way that I couldn’t stop thinking about how we treat our own children differently and why that is so.
I highly recommend this book to read, as it an excellent book all around. Well developed characters, with a great plot and an eye-popping ending, that makes you sad that the last page has been reached.