Nora Hargrove finds herself working a mundane job as an insurance claims adjuster. Her only saving grace is her entertaining co-worker who endlessly and relentlessly hits on her. As summer approaches, and in an attempt to avoid her family, or rather her mother, who regularly convenes at a summer beach house, Nora seeks her own summer rental and finds herself sharing a summer rental in Dewey, Deleware with umpteen other people—some being half-shares (only there part-time) and others being full shares (the whole summer).
While this is classified as a New Adult/Contemporary novel, I found the writing, and the characters, to be a bit more developed and sophisticated than your typical New Adult novel. Written by Eliza Freed, Full Share delves into Nora’s issues with her mother and her inability to open up to others. Throughout the summer, Nora’s layers are peeled away as she discovers that opening up to others can have its rewards. Freed also gives you glimpses into the other roommates lives and how they interact with Nora. Normally, this can feel contrite, but Freed has the unique ability to sprinkle these characters in throughout the novel developing the characters and the supporting cast that they play to Nora with meaning and purposes without overtly telling you what that purpose serves.
Full Share is the perfect read to kick start summer. At times, the book is heart breaking, others laugh out loud, but most of all, Full Share will leave you wanting a summer beach house and summer of discovery of your own. Available June 21st—add to your TBR list now!
An advanced readers copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.