A part of the furniture

A little unassuming volume, “A part of the furniture” proved to be an entertaining read.

Touted to be a romance, it proved to be much more than just that, at least to me.

The story speaks of Juno Marlowe, a young British girl. There were instances when I felt things were getting too unrealistic, when it struck me that it was set in wartime, and that Juno is just seventeen. There is something about certain periods when people’s actions aren’t what they would be during normal times. War is one such.

There is also a credible portrayal of teenage confusion between rebellion and compliance. Of the struggle between innocence and knowledge.

The end was a bit M&B-ish, but with a slight twist, leaving me with a feeling of justice meted out and affairs sorted.

In short, worth reading on a lazy afternoon

 

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