Review: Love May Fail

I read this book in about 5 hours…

Matthew Quick

I read this book in about 5 hours.

Granted I skipped a whole section of about 20 ish pages and skim read some to get to the more juicier parts of the story, but I didn’t want to stop reading. I was fully immersed in the tale of Portia Kane, Chuck Bass (I’m not sure if this is Chuck Bass #1 or #2 XOXO?), Mr Nate Vernon and the Mother nun (this is the part I skipped – I’m sure it added heaps to the story but I don’t feel that I missed anything in not reading her letters).

I was surprised, in fact, as I wasn’t really a fan of The Silver Linings Playbook film, but then is the film ever better than the book?

This was a raw and eye-opening story that almost made me cry at times, felt empowered and ultimately lonely when I’d finished the book. It has some cracking quotes in it that you should definitely highlight, squiggly line, post-it note or write down somewhere to remember! It’s a very relate-able story that will leave you feeling like you’ve lost a friend when you turn the last page.

Highly recommended that you pick up this book!


Published by HarperCollins
416 pages
June 2015