Book Review: The Trouble With Dying by Maggie Le Page



Faith wakes up to see herself lying in a hospital bed. She’s caught between life and death, and needs to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late.

What I Liked

  • The main character wakes up with no knowledge of her life – so she’s discovering it just as we are! I really liked how this made the book unfold as we discovered new characters and relationships in her story.
  • This story was well written. With a couple of exceptions, I never felt jarred out of the story and was hooked. I had to find out what was going to happen!
  • Character development was great. I found myself very invested in the characters and their choices as I continued reading.

What I Didn’t Like

  • Gran really bothered me as a character. She did eventually grow on me, and I can see why she was important to fill in a couple of plot holes, but I can’t help but wonder if there was a better way to do that. She would just show up and be like “I can’t tell you anything” and the disappear again. Which was crazy annoying.
  • The following is a spoiler, written in white text. Highlight over it to read: So, this book kept me on edge the whole time. She needs to figure out how to get back into her body so she can live. And along the way she’s figuring out who she’s in love with and what the people around her are like. I’m sure you could have guessed, but she does eventually find her way back into her body. And… that’s it! We don’t get to see the decisions she makes, we don’t get to see her interact with any of the characters once she’s alive, nothing. So technically we got a resolution in that the main problem was solved, but we didn’t really get to feel the resolution. Sort of like riding a roller coaster and having it slam to a halt instead of gently gliding back into the start of the ride. The biggest reason this book got three stars was not because it isn’t well written, but because there isn’t enough of it! It was incomplete and that just irked me after getting so invested in the characters.

In Conclusion

Maggie Le Page is a great author, however there are things I felt could have been different about this book.

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