As much as I deeply love and appreciate the diversity included in The Truth About Leaving by Natalie Blitt, the plot behind the love story of this novel just doesn’t interest me in the slightest. I don’t care about the boyfriend who breaks up with the main character before they head off to college and subsequently breaks her heart. I don’t care about her trip to college or the plot–or lack thereof—that follows her Freshman year of college. I don’t care about the family and the struggles that having a mother who works far away bring. Frankly, I don’t like stories about Freshman year struggles because I had my own and it’s not personally something that I would ever care to relive at any point in my lifetime in any format, especially in a novel that I would read for entertainment.
I’m also just not the biggest contemporary fan and I don’t typically bother reading YA romance unless there’s something more to it than the typical every day life kind of events. So, this book just 100% isn’t for me. But, it might be for someone else and I can definitely see a lot of merit in the love interest being an Israeli transfer student. I hope that this novel finds its audience, even though that audience wasn’t me.
What do you think about this book? Is it on your TBR? Will it be? Do you not care about any of it, like I do? Let me know in the comments! And, as always, happy reading everyone!