Hello, my darling readers!
I am currently catching up with all the gorgeous books I received via subscription boxes. If I remember correctly, Birthday came in the Illumicrate June box. Let’s see what it is about, shall we?
The Plot (as found on Goodreads):
Meet Eric and Morgan.
Born on the same day, at the same time, in the same place. They’ve always shared this one day together, but as they grow up they begin to grow apart.
Everyone expects Eric to get a football scholarship, but no one knows he’s having second thoughts.
Former quarterback Morgan feels utterly alone, as she wrestles with the difficult choice to live as her true self.
Both of them are struggling to be the person they know they are. Who better to help than your best friend?
Told on one day every year, over six years, this is a story about how change pulls people apart… and how love brings them back together.
I finished this book within two days. Although you get an inkling of where this is going pretty quickly, you can’t put it down until you know whether your suspicions are correct.
Birthday is the kind of book that makes you feel all the feels. It’s funny at times, heartbreaking at others.
I’m not in love with all aspects of the books and many scenes felt a bit too much like your stereotypical high school thing (footballers, cheerleaders, etc.). However, the novel is wonderful in terms of Morgan’s introspection and exploring feelings.
Long story short, although the novel comes with some obvious flaws, it’s still a wonderful and touching read you won’t be able to put down.
Did you read this book? Let me know in the comments what you think!