Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

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Ruth’s dad is having lapses in memory and her fiance leaves her for another woman. So Ruth’s mom asks her to stay at home for a little while.

I did like Ruth’s narrative voice. She has a developed personality and that comes through in the prose. Her life is off-track and she’s trying to deal. She goes on adventures and meets new people while trying to help her family come together. It was also a very quick read, under 200 pages.

But I did frequently have trouble sympathizing with Ruth. Sometimes she was prickly or super-anxious. And yet she doesn’t freak out when sugar ants take up residence in her laptop. I was freaking out though.

So if you read Chemistry (my review) and felt like the narrator wasn’t your cup of tea but you are still looking for another book about a main character with a life that is suddenly off-kilter, try this one. You might like a narrator with a little more spine.

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