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Lisa is a New York Times and also Sunday Times bestselling author who has published in more than 25 languages worldwide. She lives in the north London with her husband, two teenage daughters and the best dog in the world.
BookThe Making Of UsAuthorLisa JewellLanguageEnglishSize1.3 MBPages418CategoryNovel
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Lydia, Dean and Robyn don’t know each other. Even. Everyone faces difficult challenges. Lydia still bears the scars of her traumatic childhood. Rich and successful, he leads a lonely and incoherent existence. Dean is a young unemployed single father whose life is going nowhere.
Robyn is eighteen years old. Beautiful, popular and smart, she entered her freshman year of college full of confidence in her dream of becoming a pediatrician. Now he’s failing his class. Now he falls in love for the first time.
Lydia, Dean and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them independently always felt something was missing. What they really don’t know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives totally upside down. It’s a card that holds a secret, one that unites them and shows them what love, family and friendship really mean.
“Full of heart and humor” (Kirkus Reviews), The Making of Us is a literary gem that will remind readers of the wonders that happen when we bring life into the world and share our lives with those who we love.
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Lisa Jewell is an author who started reading a few years ago. I liked his last 2 books and felt it was time to dive into his to-do list. I’m not entirely sure where this falls in the order of her books, but I think Jewell is an author who gets better with each book.
Which I suppose is a nice way of saying that this isn’t his best work. There are many things I like about it, but I can’t say it was an all-round good book.
There was a lot to like. It was the premise that led me to this book: a group of people coming together because their birth parents were all the same sperm donor. For some reason, the maternal bond always seems to be celebrated in books (and movies…and on TV…), while the paternal bond is sometimes forgotten. Also, the notion of a sperm donor seems much less personal than, say, a mother who put her children up for adoption or a woman who donated her eggs. I applaud Jewell for taking the less traveled path, so to speak, on this issue.
One thing that has always impressed me about Jewell is her ability to create characters. Lydia is particularly intriguing, probably because we get to learn most of her backstory. I also found the convention of telling the story of Daniel, Daniel is the father, through someone else’s eyes. I think that was an important aspect of this story and added a necessary wall between the brothers and the father.
Well here is the error that prevented me from fully enjoying this book. I’ll admit this is something that other readers might not mind, but it was a hurdle I couldn’t overcome. This story seemed very unbalanced. A lot of time was spent with Lydia and almost as much with Dean, but much less with Robyn. In fact, there were times I forgot she was even part of the story. There’s also a fourth brother who he’s too easy on for my liking, and as much as I enjoyed Daniel’s story through Maggie’s eyes, I felt Maggie’s arc was over too quickly.
While this wasn’t Lisa Jewell’s best book in my opinion, it has piqued my interest long enough to read more of her previous list as well as her new books as they come out. I would still recommend this book and I’m sure what I’m missing wouldn’t bother many other readers.
This was an absolutely brilliant book and not at all what I expected. This is a totally original story with wonderful characters and excellent writing as always. Lisa Jewell is showing the world what she’s made of, that’s for sure!
When I received the book I was dying to read it and as always the cover looked very appealing with its bright turquoise colours. Lydia, Robyn and Dean are the glue that holds this story together with their anonymous sperm donor father Daniel.
We are introduced to each of the characters in turn and learn about their current situation as well as a little about their past. The story was leisurely but not slow, giving the reader time to really get a feel for each of these people and how their lives have been impacted by being the result of a sperm donor father.
Lydia’s character was the first thing we got to know and when we see her wealth and personal success we also see the negative side of her life and the way she deals with the problems she faces. Lydia seems to be the catalyst for the others to join the story and little by little we get to know young Robyn who seems to have everything but knows something is missing. Finally, we meet Dean, whose life seems to be one big train wreck, and while he doesn’t make wise decisions, I loved his character.
As you get halfway through the book, cheer on everyone involved as you feel like you are taking the journey that connects their past to them. However, I read this book in a day and a half and it was absolutely brilliant.
It’s not your typical chick-lit story, but Lisa Jewell’s brilliant writing shines as always, and has a touch of humor even amidst the sadness. It certainly wasn’t what I expected, but I have to say it was a lot more to my eyes. Lisa Jewell has produced a very moving story with lovable characters and came up with an original story to start with.
Even though this might not seem like your kind of book, believe me it’s even better and worth reading – highly recommended!
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