Sad news… another DNF. My third one, in fact, since the beginning of the year. I’m not proud of it, and I’d prefer to read stellar after stellar novels and give you five star reviews left and right, but unfortunately, LaRose was just not my kind of novel. I got 40% into the book and was just absolutely bored. All the action seemed to take place in the first few pages, and it tumbled downhill fast from there.
The premise was very intriguing to me- Landreaux Irons accidentally shoots his neighbor’s five year old son in a hunting accident. As per their Ojibwe traditions, Landreaux and his wife Emmaline gives their son, LaRose, to the grieving family, comprised of Pete and Nola Ravich and their daughter, Maggie. From there, the families adjust to their losses and in the Irons’ case, new addition.
The further I read though, the more irritated I got with the formatting, which included sections of prose without punctuation for dialogue- quotation marks- and not much information on whose perspective was whose. A lot of foil characters were also added and things got rather confusing.
In the end, I just struggled to keep interest in this novel. I tried reading, I tried the audiobook. Neither really spoke to me, even though my initial hopes were up. So, if you’ve read this one, please let me know- what did I miss, and should I give it one more go?