I want to start this review by saying how much I really enjoyed Sally Thorne’s last novel “The Hating Game”; I loved it! Unfortunately, I didn’t feel as excited about this current novel, “99 Percent Mine”. I am not completely sure what exactly it was about the story, but I had a hard time really connecting to any of the characters, which is a huge part of the reading experience to me.
This story starts with Darcy Barrett, tough girl who never stays long in one place and twin of Jamie Barrett. Darcy reconnects, over a renovation of their deceased grandmothers cottage, with her lifelong crush, who also happens to be her brothers best friend, Tom Valeska. If this plot seems familiar it’s because it kind of is, in my opinion. There were some moments of the story that drew me in, such as Darcy learning more about the relationships in her life but again, I felt that it wasn’t enough to really have me invested.
I really wanted to like this book but I felt that overall none of the characters were developed enough for me to really root for them and that the story line seemed a little too disjointed. Again, I loved Sally Thorne’s last novel, but this one was not my favorite.
I am writing to share an update on behalf of all of us at The Girly Book Club as we manage COVID-19. As we all know, the events of the past days and weeks have been unprecedented and our team continues to monitor and navigate this rapidly changing situation with the rest of the world.
At the GBC, we care deeply about doing what we can to keep our people and communities well – we are grounded in this intention, which makes difficult choices a little easier to make.
As a result, we have cancelled ALL of our global in-person monthly meetings for March. As a result, we will be holding a GLOBAL GBC Book Club, which we hope will appeal to our members far and wide (more info below.)
We’ll be honoring all tickets sold for March meetings and transferring them to April’s meetings or you can request a refund if you’d prefer.