Everyone Brave is Forgiven - Chris Cleave

I received a free copy of this ebook from Simon & Schuster through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave was a mediocre book, which would not end. I'm not saying it was horrible, but I felt the author dragged the storyline out for an extra half-dozen chapters instead of ending it at an earlier, more natural point. I really think the author reached the end and then realized he had all these other scenes and insights he wanted to use in this book, but instead of going back through and adding them in, he just tacked them on to the end. I hate that. If you can ignore the authors refusal to wrap-up his story, it's an okay story with decent writing. It drags in some spots, mostly in the chapters from Mary's POV, but it picks up again when we reach Alastair's POV during the war. I wish I could say more about this book, but it was just an okay book. Nothing stood out to me that would make me rate it higher than three stars, but it wasn't awful either. I will probably pick-up another book by this author to see how I feel, this just might not have been the right book for me.