February 12, 2022

The World Cannot Give Review

The World Cannot Give Review

Title: The World Cannot Give
Author: Tara Isabella Burton
Style: Contemporary, Coming of Age
Rating: 4/5

TW Suicide

I am not quite sure how to write a review for this book.  Did I like? Yeah, I did. Was it fast paced and exciting? Not really but at the same time I couldn't put it down. I loved the writing. It felt different than what I am used to.  Another one of the things I liked about this book is that it is written in 3rd person but for one character. A girl named Laura. You have to rely on this character and the conversations she has with others to form your opinions about everyone in this book. The story can kind of be summed up by saying Laura is obsessed with her classmate Virginia. In fact, quite a few people seemed to be love struck by this character.

The story takes place in a religious boarding high school on the east coast. There's a special exclusive choir that everyone wanted to be apart of.  The choir was almost cultish. The way some of these characters act and treat others was cruel and unkind but not surprising to me either. The most fascinating thing to me is Virginia's alluring  and seductive personality. She could make bend to her will.

I am not sure what else to say without spoiling the story.  In short, Virginia makes or convinces people to do things.  

**Thank you Simon & Schuster for the advanced copy in exchange for my review.  This book comes out March 8th.