Review by Norma: Left Neglected

Left NeglectedLeft Neglected by Lisa Genova

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  November 1 – 2, 2016

I usually go into books blind so I don’t have any preconceptions of what I am reading and then a couple of chapters in I will read the synopsis. Left Neglected was a very fitting title for this novel by Lisa Genova and has a very powerful message that we all need to slow down and realize what we are doing as it can be changed or taken away from us so quickly. We make that one poor judgement call without realizing the consequences before it is too late.

It was a very enjoyable and light read which I read very quickly. It was moving, enlightening and even sometimes humorous. I laughed out loud a few times!

The story was told in Sarah’s voice and I found that I connected with her and her family completely. With all the trials and tribulations that Sarah had to endure throughout her rehabilitation she was quite amusing and uplifting.

Lisa Genova has done a wonderful job of telling the story of Left Brain Neglect which I didn’t even know existed until I read this novel. The storyline was executed very well which I thought was more about Sarah’s recovery and the changes that entails to dealing with her brain injury.

I read this one because of the author as I really enjoyed her other novel, Still Alice.

It was a steady-paced, light, fast, and easy read with a satisfying ending. Would recommend.