Thursday, June 30, 2016
TLC Blog Tour: Connected Underneath
Based on the cover alone, Connected Underneath isn't a book I would have picked up. However, Linda Legters' novel sucked me in and I continued to keep reading, finding it difficult to put down.
Celeste acts as the narrator of this book. She's confined to a wheelchair and is able to eavesdrop on the world around her through a vent in her kitchen. She introduces us to the cast of characters she sees on a daily basis. First there is Theo, a nice guy who is raising the daughter of a high school friend. Now his daughter, Persephone, is fifteen and acting out. We see Persephone as tattooed, dressed in black, who is trading sex for more tattoos. Natalie is the woman who gave Persephone away. She lives close, and when Theo goes to ask her for help with his daughter, she turns him away, not wanting much to do with the girl she gave up.
These characters are interesting and flawed and kept me wanting to know more about them. They are all connected, yet seem unaware of this.
Legters' novel is full of things to discuss with many layers of meaning and complex characters. Book clubs should enjoy talking about this novel, which although short in length is full of talking points.
Thanks to TLC for providing a copy of Connected Underneath. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.