Grief is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

I read a lot of different books. Some are recommendations, others are review copies. There is a book tuber whose recommendations are normally spot on. She has been waxing lyrical about Grief Is The Thing With Feathers. So I picked up this little tome when I was at the library the other day. I am so very happy that I did. As an aside this lovely little book has been made into a play which I would love to see.

Synopsis: Dad losses his wife. The children run amok. Crow comes to help.

What I liked: I really enjoyed the story. The pacing is spot on for this type of story. It flows like you are flying with crow. Porter does an amazing job describing grief in a literary way. You don’t have to get into the details of what happens to Mom but grief permeates everything in the book. However, towards the end you feel hope. You feel like things will be getting better.

What I didn’t like: There isn’t anything that I didn’t like.

Star Rating: 4.5 stars

My Thoughts: Crow is such a great personification of grief. The story outlines the stages of grief that Dad goes through with the boys. I think that it is such a beautiful way to show how grief effects people and how things change through time. That time will help with grief and sometimes it takes something to help you through it. I loved this story. It shows that grief is a process and at some point you will get through it.