15 February 2016

Review: The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

* Copy courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia *

If I could give this book six stars (our of five) I totally would. How's this for a teaser:
Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is he's already home.
The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin is the story of Noah and his Mum Janie. Noah has nightmares, begs Janie for his real mother and keeps asking when he can go home. Nobody can tell Janie what's wrong with her son despite visiting a whole host of specialists.

This novel covers themes of identity, death, mental illness, the possibility of re-incarnation and children who may (or may not) remember their previous life as well as an overarching theme of a mother's love for her son.

This topic is right up my alley (having read Children Who Have Lived Before - Reincarnation Today by Trutz Hardo last year), and exploring the themes through this novel was a absolute thrill for me. At times I felt The Forgetting Time was written especially for me!

Sharon Guskin has clearly done her research and I knew I was in expert hands. I can't believe this is her debut novel; wow, what a way to burst onto the scene! Her writing is polished, and I admire her for extending the ending beyond what I was expecting. I got so much more out of The Forgetting Time than I thought possible.

I can't wait to see what she writes next and I have no doubt she'll be my favourite debut author of 2016.

Awesome, amazing, I loved loved loved it!

My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!

2 comments:

Virginia King said...

Sounds fascinating and right up my alley too. Thanks for an insightful review :-)

Tracey said...

You're very welcome Virginia and I'd be keen to know if you love it too :-)