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Marrow Review

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Title: Marrow

Author: Tarryn Fisher

Published: April 18th 2015 (Self-published)

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Dark, Thriller, Mystery, Psychological

Reading Period: February 27, 2017

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Synopsis:

In the Bone there is a house.

In the house there is a girl.

In the girl there is a darkness.

Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When a neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Neveah Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her.

What Margo finds changes her, and with a new perspective on life, she’s determined to find evil and punish it–targeting rapists and child molesters, one by one.

But hunting evil is dangerous, and Margo risks losing everything, including her own soul.

Review:

“No, it’s never stupid to dream. Dreams are plans; they get your heart moving, and once your heart gets moving, your brain will follow.”

I read Marrow because I need something new. I mean a new genre. I need to breathe from time to time. I can’t read another book with the same genre from the last book I read.

Plus, I haven’t read it and I’m curious because I start reading this without looking at the synopsis. It’s my first Tarryn Fisher book. I have not read any of her book but I already heard good feedback from others.

Margo’s neglected by her own mother, longing for love and care of her mother. She lives in an eating house and saw the Bone in different perspective. Judah is a friend, whom she see as her hope. Hope for new life. Hope to get out of the Bone. Hope for the new Margo. But what she found and the challenges that happened to her tests her toughness, heart and will.

“…people will ignore every warning sign when blinded by their thirst for something. It’s better to not be thirsty.”

The turn of events are shocking me and how Margo found out things about herself and her mother and how she become…it made me speechless. I didn’t see it all coming. Margo became different after her mother died. She saw things differently. And because of her experiences, her personality became different to the point that she kills and bring justice to her hands for those people whom she cares. I believe Margo has a disorder and what made her like that was what she found in her life. The darkness in her does not only eat her but she embrace it.

I find the story as heavy and yet dark. Maybe because of their situation in the Bone. It is a downside. People there are poor, hopeless and selfish. It’s reflection of our life that we can always dream and hope on things but we also need to work harder to achieve things. The story also suggests how hard life could be especially for those people who stayed in the Bone and let it eat them. I had so much reflection on this book.

“You have to be willing to be happy. Despite the mess of your life—just accept what’s happened, throw away your ideals, and create a new map of happiness to follow.”

Buy link: Amazon

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