I GIVE IT A YEAR is an emotionally smart and thought provoking novel about what happens after the boy meets girl and falls in love. Helen Whitaker writes with searing honesty and empathy about the messiness and complexity of relationships.
I was moved to tears by Helen's words - she has such a way of exploring humanness: our flaws, our hopes, and our fallibilities. I Give It a Year is so well-observed, with a kind eye and an open heart. It's wonderful.
Searingly honest and deeply heartfelt, I Give It a Year is a keenly observed tale of love gone wrong and the things we do to try and make it right again. Whitaker deftly mines the complexity of long-term relationships, exposing both their fragility but ultimately leaving the reader with a real sense of hope. A triumph!
Wise and warm and full of 'aha!' Moments - I read it in one sitting (& hold Helen entirely responsible for subsequent sleep deprivation!)