Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Losing Clementine by Ashley Ream

Is it worth dying?  Did Clementine really want to kill herself?  Should she end her life?

Clementine thought she should, but she had a few things to complete first...things like find a home for her cat and find her long-lost father who left the family when she was a child.   Her first step was traveling to Mexico to acquire drugs that would do the job.  Upon her return from Mexico, she continues with the remainder of her plan that definitely includes some bizarre occurrences.

Clementine was determined to get things in order so no one would have to deal with the mess she left.   There are a lot of surprises during these 30 days of counting down and many confusing sections.

Clementine is an unusual character with several levels of personality.  She is quite likable, and her character will also make you reflect about what makes people tick.  
You will follow her plan as she goes about her last days of final preparation.  There are actually some funny parts that will make you laugh out loud along with a few good recipes.

It is a little difficult to write a review for this book.  The plot consisted mainly of the day-by-day routine of Clementine as she counted down the time until her demise....each chapter was labeled with the day count.  

The chapters are very descriptive in terms of scenes and character description. The vivid detail allows you to feel as though you are present and sharing her feelings and emotions that are boiling up inside her.  The ending is somewhat redeeming and gives you faith in mankind.  What I mean by that is we humans do care about each other and do help each other in a crisis.

But…..despite all the detailed description and the amazing writing, the book became tedious and confusing for me in terms of following the plot.  Therefore, my rating will be a 3.5/5


  1. It sounds like it's overly descriptive - that would bother me too.

  2. Great honest review. It makes it difficult when the plot becomes hard to follow. I completely understand!

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad you did!

  3. New follower from the Book Blogger Hop. Can't wait to read your all your reviews :)

  4. Interesting story line for a book. I can see how it can get tedious though without any suspense to keep the story moving.