I’m Still Here by Clélie Avit ~ Live & Review

I’m Still Here by Clélie Avit ~ Live & ReviewI'm Still Here (Je Suis Là) by Clélie Avit
ISBN: 1455537624
Published by Grand Central Publishing on August 23rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 256
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two-half-stars

A modern take on Sleeping Beauty, for fans of Jojo Moyes.
Elsa is spending her thirtieth birthday in the hospital bed where she's lain for months after a devastating mountain accident. Unable to speak, see, or move, she appears to be in an irreversible coma, but her friends and family don't know that she's regained the power of hearing.
That day, a stranger named Thibault enters the hospital to visit his brother, who's just been injured in an accident that killed two young girls. He instead seeks refuge in the room where Elsa lies, and quickly becomes intrigued by the young woman, returning day after day to sit beside her, convinced that his words are being heard.
As their connection grows, the doctors deliver a devastating blow to her family. Is it possible that Thibault knows something no one else does, and can he reach her before it's too late?

 

Review:

This story is about Elsa who is in a coma and Thibault who comes into her room by accident. After entering her room he sits down to talk to her and then proceeds to keep coming back and talking to her like it’s therapy for him and what he is going through.

We get alternate POV in this book. Elsa’s is her internal monologue and Thibault is his POV. I was supprised this book had some humor and good banter in it. That was a nice touch.

My issue lies with the poor translation and the really uncomfortable things he does while she is in a coma. It just couldn’t there. Also, they fall in love??? It’s to much there.  I don’t like the “Sleeping Beauty” ish feel to this. It’s just to weird for me.

I can see how some people will like this book, but for me this is a “It’s not you it’s me.”

two-half-stars

About Clélie Avit

Clélie Avitus was born in 1986 and raised in Auvergne. Seasoned reader from a young age, she won the 2015 New Talent prize with his first novel I’m here. Based on this success in selling over twenty-five countries, including Britain and the United States, she signed with The Messengers of Winds the first volume of a fantasy saga. The story continues with Shrines and already conquered the young-adult audience.

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