Book Review: ‘Adults’ by Emma Jane Unsworth

Jenny is 35, lives in London, has friends, an ex, a job and a mother. And a phone. This is a book about her relationship with all of these.
Jenny is a likeable character - flawed, but with lots of appeal. She tries hard and has had some really bad luck, and it's easy to empathise with her as you follow her through life's dramas.
I did find the story to lack depth in places, and missed getting different characters' perspectives on the events. Jenny's mother, Carmen, come across as the most well-rounded character as we see her in different situations and find out a little more about her past than some of the others.I did find the story to lack depth in places, and missed getting different characters' perspectives on the events. Jenny's mother, Carmen, come across as the most well-rounded character as we see her in different situations and find out a little more about her past than some of the others.
If you're looking for something easy to read and not too in depth, then I'd recommend this book. The use of reported text messages, emails and social media posts ensured that it was a page-turner which focused mainly on Jenny's feelings. It wasn't quite telegraphic, but did get straight to the point without any lengthy description. And sometimes, I really appreciate that.
Overall, this was a good read if you like modern romances or books about how women relate to each other.
‘Adults’ by Emma Jane Unsworth

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