I nearly put this book down as I found the first part very young adult style. I was so glad I persisted as the story was an interesting reflection on how we deal with painful memories. Are they better forgotten or are they better faced and accepted as part of our being? This book would have been five stars if it had maintained its literary style throughout. There was a slip towards the simpler YA style at the beginning and a tiny bit at the end. The middle part was fabulous.
The Binding captures your interest in the first section. There is a great concept behind the title of the book, which I will not spoil for potential readers. The second half of the book lacks the oomph of the first half however, it was still a good story, well told.
I was unable to put this book down. This is an amazing concept and from the start drew me in as all really good books do. I have read many books over the years and not many stay in memory, this one will.