Young Adult/Children

The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

The Benefits of Being an Octopus

There are times you can read a story that is not new because of the way it is being told. This is the story of Zoey who has three siblings and a mother to call her own. She has an opinion on her current living situations and she is not very popular in school(for reasons other than her opinions since she does not voice them often). Zoey’s is not a unique case, but that does not make what she has to say any less important. Her fascination for octopuses litters the book with facts I had not known earlier.

I read young adult/ children’s books sometimes because it gives a fresh lease to my reading. This tale felt like a breath of fresh air, there is very subtle humour in the narration which does not really intend to make you laugh but provide an ambience. It has good flow and I think it holds an appeal to people of all ages who like to read a more diverse set of stories. There is not much of a plot, but the characters and what they learn about themselves that makes it worth the time.

I have been making a sizable dent in my NetGalley list( and being weak I keep adding to that list!), and this fact makes it me very happy, especially since they have also been good books! Do check out my previous posts if you haven’t already.

 

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