Sarah Elaine Smith, Marilou is Everywhere (Penguin Random House) – BOOK REVIEW #8
Sarah Elaine Smith’s Marilou is Everywhere was published a few months ago, and is now getting a due and essential reissue.
The plot of the book is not revolutionary itself, but the reader’s experience is the true and spectacular value delivered by the author.
Consumed by the longing for a different life, a teenager flees her family and carefully slips into another — replacing a girl whose own sudden disappearance still haunts the town.
– Excerpt from the press release.
Do not expect a dark and depressing ride. Marilou is Everywhere is an excellent reminder of the human condition, and of the humans’ shared desires. This piece is the perfect balance between Louisa Luna’s Brave New Girl and Juliet Escoria’s Juliet The Maniac.
Three keywords to describe the book: growth, adventure, consciousness.