I found it so hard to put this one down. I think I read Wilde Like Me in three sittings? Less than two days at least; I was up in bed, reading until the early hours of the morning, I really could not put it down!
I’ve seen a number of reviews for Wilde Like Me ; a few of them talk about how, although Louise had said it was not autobiographical, you could “feel her coming through in the pages”- her voice, or something like that I don’t quite remember, and I’m thinking : well, duh! It is her book. Writers – whether they’re debuting, or have a number of books out, pour everything they have into their work, including part of their soul and personality” – at least, that’s what I think and do anyway, when working on my own novels (even if they’re not printed/ published yet).
There are also reviews containing comments about her book “giving off a rather amateur vibe” (again, I can’t be sure if those are the exact words, I didn’t memorise them), and again I was dying to type “well, yes, that may be true, but this is her debut novel, did you not read the “about the author” info at the back? She does have other books- but they’re non-fiction ( I believe one is a diary?)”, among other comments that just didn’t need to be put into a review- everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course, but some things you just don’t put into a review, you keep it/them to yourself.
I personally loved it, and (most of) the characters, and that is the bottom line. Can’t wait for a Wilde Like Me 2!
Stay true to yourself, and don’t ever let anyone deter you from the course you wish to take.
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P.S. from the next post on-wards, I will by putting two reviews into one post, if I read them within a few days of each other.