This book should have resonated with me. Much like the main character, I’m also middle aged woman with too much to do and too little time, who also fantasizes about running away and starting a new life from time to time. (And I’m also a big fan of Forman’s YA titles.) Unlike me, Maribeth Klein, the main character, actually does run away from everything.
And yet…the pacing was slow, the plot was predictable, and I never found Maribeth Klein to be particularly compelling (obviously here’s where she and I differ). 🙂
Plus I kept wanting to whack Maribeth upside the head when she kept ignoring the obvious symptoms of her heart attack. (This is not a spoiler – the heart attack precipitates Maribeth’s flight.)
Leave Me was published by Algonquin Books in early September (I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review). It’s been getting positive reviews elsewhere, so you still may want to give it a try if the premise sounds interesting. Let me know what you think!