The Marble Collector - Cecelia Ahern

'When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s possessions, she discovers a truth where she never knew there was a lie. The familiar man she grew up with is suddenly a stranger to her.

An unexpected break in her monotonous daily routine leaves her just one day to unlock the secrets of the man she thought she knew. A day that unearths memories, stories and people she never knew existed. A day that changes her and those around her forever.' (Goodreads)

I was expecting a fluffy and almost sickly-sweet Cecelia Ahern romance with The Marble Collector, but although it wasn't the pink and fluffy book I was expecting, I definitely wasn't disappointed.

Sabrina Boggs goes on a journey of discovery to find out who her father really was after he has lived a life of secrets, keeping his hobbies hidden away from his whole family. The whole novel takes place in one day (which, I'll admit, is slightly extreme and definitely would only happen in a book, but still).

The whole plot revolves around the theme of an eclipse and how the moon makes people do strange things, which, once again, is something you'll only find in a book but I found it quite interesting to think about Sabrina's strange obsession with the moon and how it links to her father's love for marbles.

The whole novel was gripping, and it was one of those that you read and don't quite realise how much you've read until you close it. The plot flowed amazingly, and not at one point was I bored by it.

I feel like although I did expect a typical romance from Cecelia Ahern, I still enjoyed The Marble Collector even though it was a bit out of my book-comfort-zone. It's made me realise that maybe I should venture out of my comfort zone of romances and fluffy books for ones that are a bit more meaningful.

Give it a read and see what you think.

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