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Book Review: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

The State of GraceTitle: The State of Grace
Author: Rachael Lucas
Source: Publisher
Publisher: MyKindaBook/ PanMacmillian 
Rating: 4/5 stars








Book Summary from Goodreads

Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more. Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own.Whip-smart, hilarious and unapologetically honest, The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas is a heart-warming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to.

Book Review: 


The State of Grace was one of my most anticipated books of the year and was something that I was really excited about as I had not read a book focusing on anyone with Asperger's before. The State of Grace, however, did not disappoint offering a slice of life novel of Grace which is really entertaining and interesting. 


The book often does not have a real plot which some people have not liked however to me this felt like we were just glimpsing into Grace's life which I liked. I also did enjoy the relationship between Grace and Gabe and seeing it develop through the course of the book especially how they bonded over their love of Doctor Who because who doesn't like Doctor Who. 

The characters in this book where the let down of this book as they were often not developed greatly expect Grace and Gabe who were, of course, the main characters of the story. There was also the character of Grace's mother whose character I didn't like much and felt that she often made the weird decisions in the book that were harmful on Grace especially with Eve who I greatly disliked. 

One of the best parts of this book was the representation of Aspergers and knowing that is Own Voices makes it even better as these books are not common and especially having a topic like this can be given to others in a similar situation. 

The Verdict:

The State of Grace is a YA novel that gives an honest insight into what it is like living with Asperger's which was deeply insightful and enjoyable throughout. Have you read The State of Grace? Did you like it? Leave them in the comments below. 

See you soon, 

Amy

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