Needlemouse by Jane O’Connor

Needlemouse by Jane O’Connor

*I received a ebook copy of this novel for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Sylvia is infatuated with her boss, a professor at the University she works at, she has been waiting eagerly for the chance to make a move, and for him to leave his wife to make it safe to do so. Yet keeping his attention isn’t always easy, and Sylvia makes light work of doing everything she can to keep others from getting in the way. A new PhD student changes everything, and Sylvia’s steps to keep her out of the way become more and more frantic.

Things must change, whether Sylvia wants them too or not.

Tlhis novel was a perfect example of why it sometimes pays to keep reading even when you’re not sure you like the novel. I began this not knowing what to think but as the plot progressed I was captivated, and come the ending full of hope.

I grew to like Sylvia as I learned more and more about her past, her fears and her hopes. There were times I found her frustrating, but that was also part of what makes her unique. This novel offers you the chance to watch a character flourish and grow, offering the reader a chance to feel inspired by the chances she faces.

I loved the little bits of hedgehog information spread thought this novel, for me they helped this novel stand out.

The plot was well paced, I found myself woundering what could happen next at many parts and I was pleasently surprised at what did.

Overall I would recommend this novel to fans of fiction with heartwarming moments but also serious ones too. This novel does a good job of balancing life’s difficulties with life’s triumphs, reminding us all to hold on for the things to come.

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