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Life Begins for Brody Haller - Bob G. Miller (book review) *contains spoilers*

Book: Life Begins for Brody Haller
Author: Bob G. Miller
Genre: Drama, Fiction
Published By: n/a
Published Year: 2018

My Review:
Having been given a copy of this by the author in return for an honest review, I thought I would start the new year with it and give my honest opinions on this book and what I liked and didn't like about this.

Life Begins for Brody Haller is about a man who decides to meet his grandpa in France and after having been kidnapped with a woman called Zoe learns to love and live his life differently than ever before.

I thought that this book was easy to read and kept me captivated all of the way through it By having the start of the novel having Brody going to France and seeing how he is in his normal life was good for the reader as it helped them to understand his character and how he changes throughout to become more carefree and try new things. By also showing Zoe's past by having her work with drugs and then leave the business before meeting Brody and things starting to change for her when kidnapped as well. By having Sasha and Ivan who did kidnap them also let them free and just need to clean the boat while still getting fed, alcohol and more as long as they don't try to communicate the outside world and therefore becoming friends with them I thought was interesting to the characters development and how they all associated with each other. Going to an island that has two ex-drug dealers and realising that they were with people who run a drug empire was a shock to the reader and one that made a lot of sense at the same time. However, when they die and things get left to Zoe and Brody things are under their control and they are made to change their lives in order to find if they want to live as dealers or not. This really shows the difference in the characters as they seem that they would not be the people who would associate with people who are like that and not people who would want to take drugs. The relationship which also grows between Zoe and Brody I also think is really sweet and comes across as natural due to the circumstances in which they have been brought together.

However, there was a lot which was in bold that didn't need to be which did start to frustrate me a little bit throughout reading this book but that could be fixed with just some editing. Some of the character changes between Zoe and Brody also didn't flow and I got confused at parts of the story about who was the character which was telling the story but even though this did happen it didn't bother me that much as it was only a few times throughout the story in which this did happen. Finally, I did think that there was some questions in which was left unanswered which I wish was such as how Ivan and Sasha assumed that they would be killed and therefore gave the book with everything in the drugs business to them, not only this but how did Ivan and Sasha find them except by talking to their mother and grandpa who didn't know anything about what was happening.

Overall however, Life Begins for Brody Haller was a really easy read and one that I did enjoy. I thought that this was written well and is a book in which I would recommend people who are wanting something small to read but a good adventure within it. I would read this book again!

My Rating: 4/5 

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