Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

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The Mars Room
by Rachel Kushner

Norma’s review & rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I received an ARC from a Goodreads Giveaway of THE MARS ROOM by RACHEL KUSHNER. Thank you so much! I thought this was a very good read and I’m glad that I read it! I think it’s definitely worth the read!

Even though this book was a little structurally & mentally challenging for me to read there was something about it that had me glued to those pages. When I wasn’t reading this one, I was thinking about it. It got under my skin, I was interested in Romy and the details behind her incarceration in a women’s prison.

I thought that the author did a great job here at showing us the reality of Romy’s life in prison. Some parts were definitely cringeworthy, the harshness and vivid portrayal wasn’t sugarcoated.

The ending is where this book lost stars from me. I thought it was a little too dramatic and to be totally honest I wasn’t exactly sure why it ended the way it did. Maybe I just didn’t get it and missed the point?

I would love to discuss that ending if anyone so wishes to comment! 🙂

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