Six months ago, Weeks and Days was officially released. Since then, reviews have been trickling in. Some of them are even good reviews! Here are a few that I especially liked:
“Told in conversation and inner monologues, this is the story of two people falling in love and figuring out who they are and what they believe is true. This is how I remember talking to my friends when I was growing up – so very real and believable.” -Rebecca, via Goodreads
“Phinney very skillfully leaves a trail of breadcrumbs for the narrator and reader without giving away too much. …Both main characters feel real. Secondary characters are deeper than expected as well.” -Lindi, via Goodreads
“I was immediately drawn into this story about two pretty normal high school students. Even though I knew it was all leading towards a sad ending, the author wrote the book in such a way that I didn’t feel emotionally manipulated.” -Karen E, via Bibliocommons
“I liked how honest this book was. The romance was presented in a refreshingly normal and realistic way that I really enjoyed. …For the first time in a long time I couldn’t see it as a movie. Which was nice.” -Tracy, via Goodreads
“Touching, thought provoking, and thoroughly engrossing. …Readers will find it difficult to stop thinking about the book once they have read it and will be recommending it to their friends. This is a powerful debut novel from a promising new author.” -Debbie Wenk, VOYA Magazine
I didn’t include all the reviews here, not because there are so ridiculously many, but because it feels a little weird, too much like patting myself on the back. Honestly, I’m still at the point (maybe I’ll always be at the point) where I’m kind of shocked that anyone has even wanted to read the book, much less that they’ve said good things about it. Thank you, so much, to everyone who has.
If you’ve read Weeks and Days and want to write a review, probably the easiest place to do so is Goodreads (you have to be a member, but it’s free to join), but you can also write reviews and/or give ratings at other book-related sites, on Amazon (as well as many other online book retailers), and possibly even at your local library.