Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Beartown by Fredrik Backman - Book Review

I was trash for this book by page ONE, it is so GOOD! Like, how!?! "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman is an emotional rollercoaster of a read, and it follows a small town in Sweden, named Beartown. They have a hockey team, it's kind of a big deal. The team is the town's main focus and when one of the star players rapes the daughter of the general manager, the team falls apart, as does the town - but it also comes back together. If you have read any of Backman's other books I do think the town of this book is different, but the prose is a gut punch, as it always is. Also, this book is pretty slowly paced, but it has to be, in order for this book to convey the messages it successfully does about victim blaming, and rape, and sports, community, and family - that takes time, and I think this book does it right. Have you read "Beartown"? If so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on the book!


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