This Book Will Blow Your Mind

Minders by Michele Jaffe 5/5 Stars

 

Woah. That’s what I’d like to say about this book first. Just woah. There are so many levels to this book that every page kept me engaged and dying to know what came next.

Plots within plots.

I never really knew what was gonna happen next. I had lots of theories, but most of them were incorrect because Jaffe leads you along so well, you never know what’s going to happen next. There were so many complexities within the book that Jaffe slowly builds upon to create this amazing story with incredible and heartfelt characters.

Characters

Both Sadie and Ford were such interesting characters to learn about and to watch grow. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book that I could consistently see the character arch as I read the book.

The book is from Sadie’s point of view, but Sadie is seeing the world from inside Ford’s head, so in a way, it’s from both of their points of view. Yeah, just try to wrap your mind around that awesomeness. Sadie’s character building is subtle because her focus is on Ford most of the time, and therefore the reader’s attention is on Ford. Sadie is developing as a character as well. She learns so much about life from Ford. So, let me talk about Ford. He is a perfect example of how complex people are within their own minds. His emotions and thoughts showed how fickle we as humans are. I both connected with him on so many levels and wanted to slap him upside the head.

So, let me talk about Ford. He is a perfect example of how complex people are within their own minds. His emotions and thoughts showed how fickle we as humans are. I both connected with him on so many levels and wanted to slap him upside the head. I don’t want to give too much away if you decide to read this book, but I really liked Ford. Jaffe did a wonderful job developing him.

Concept

I really liked the idea of experiencing the world from the mind of someone else. Both of the participants, the watched and the watcher interested me as they went through this experience. The relationship between Sadie and Ford as well as the relationships Sadie observes in Ford’s life seemed to have so much more depth because Sadie was the second pair of eyes analyzing everything and everyone in Ford’s life.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!

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