Book Review | H

Title: H

Author: Barbara Dinerman

My Review:

Sometimes you just want a short, sweet book to read. H is precisely that.  It comes in at only 118 pages, but it packs a full and compelling story into them.

The story is interesting, the characters are well-developed, and the dialogue is real, and often times sharply witty.  The character dynamics keep your attention and make you curious how the story will wrap up at the end.

I’d say the real charm of H is how Barbara Dinerman makes it about herpes without making it just about herpes, if that makes sense.  She so effortlessly conveys the paranoia and fear and shame without pounding it into your consciousness.  I can appreciate that.  She respects her readers intelligence and treats them accordingly.

Dinerman also weaves the different elements of the story together without employing obvious –and often annoying — techniques.  I appreciate that as well.  Oddly, though, this book is short but doesn’t come across as being too short there is a story packed in those pages, and it’s one you’ll enjoy.

*I was not financially compensated for this review. I received a free book for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


Kristin is the mom of two boys and two girls and lives outside of Philadelphia, PA. She loves to read, write, shop, and spend as much of her summer as possible at the Jersey shore!

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