I had no clue what I was getting into when I picked up Tiny, but I am glad I did. I found it at my independent bookstore, and from my searching, I haven’t been able to find it anywhere else.
This novel, written by Kim Hooper, examines tragedy and grief through its main characters and reminds you that everyone has their own story they are working through. It was moderately paced and so well written, I could feel the compassion throughout.
Some ‘back of the book’ info: Annie and Nate lose their daughter in a terrible car accident. Josh was driving and struggles to deal with his own role in their story as they work through their grief. Annie realizes she needs something different in life, and chooses to move to a tiny house.
I was sympathizing with (almost all) of the characters and even found myself wanting to attempt that minimalist lifestyle.
While it lacks the suspense and plot twists I seek out in the usual thrillers I read, it kept me intrigued and wanting to know how these characters’ stories would be woven together. It had me questioning how my own grief manifests and how I show compassion to others.
While this novel is about tragedy and grief, I didn’t find it depressing. In fact, I found it uplifting and a reminder that we are strong individuals. This is beautiful story that has you examining what’s truly important in life and may lead you on a journey of self discovery alongside the characters.
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