You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ordered life upside down. In her current life as a parking warden, she has left her eccentric father and unconventional childhood behind for a bold new life in the city.
But a single encounter leads her to ask the question she’s been avoiding for so long: who are the people who made her the way she is? And who are the five people who can shape and determine her future? Just as she once joined the freckles on her skin to mirror the constellations in the night sky, she must once again look for connections.
Told in Allegra’s vivid, original voice, moving from Dublin to the fierce Atlantic coast, this is an unforgettable story of human connection, of friendship, and growing into your own skin.
Five people. Five stars. Freckle to freckle. Star to star.
I enjoyed this book but I didn’t LOVE it!
Despite the book following Allegra on her journey I didn’t feel like I really knew who she was or that she had any major character development, I just craved a little more depth from her. This, to me, hindered me really feeling connected to her and her story.
The story had some profound and thought provoking moments like most of Cecelia Ahern’s books, which I did enjoy. It made me reflect on who my five people would be and how they’ve impacted and continue to impact my life.
I usually love Cecilia Ahern books, I like the little bits of magic she uses, there are some that I didn’t really get on board with (A place Called here and the Book of tomorrow) – maybe this will fall into that category? Will give it a go – thank you for an honest review 🙂
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Hope you enjoy it, I’d be interested to hear what you think of it!