Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman is a quick read with interesting characters but an unrealistic plot.
After Kelli loses her father and step-mother in an accident, she learns a long kept secret about their past. It drives her to head to the tiny town of Shoal Creek, Tennessee, where she meets people from her past that she didn’t know existed.
I think my favorite part of Finding Me was the cast of supporting characters, especially those from the small town of Shoal Creek. So many of us have a little community that makes up our lives, and within that are a variety of people. So many of them important to us in so many different ways. Cushman captured that feeling in her supporting characters.
I did think that the ease with which Kelli slips into an entirely new life doesn’t hold true to what I know to be the murky, messy reality of life with broken people and broken relationships, especially during a time of grief. In that way, it’s kind of a fairy tale. That may make it pleasant to read, but unrealistic to believe.
Overall, Finding Me is a simple, quick way to pass the time this summer, but for me, it isn’t a keeper.
I received a complimentary copy of Finding Me from Bethany House Publishers, but I was not otherwise compensated for this review. All writing, thoughts, and opinions are solely mine.