I think we all know that this isn't the kind of book I usually go for, but, it's good to step out of your comfort zone and try something new really, isn't it? When Annette reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I'd like to give her book a go I went for it.
Burntface is an autobiographical novel all about Annette's experiences as a child who became a burn victim. This is something I really don't, or didn't, know anything about. Autobiographies just aren't my thing, but I found the first half of this genuinely interesting, and a bit educational.
Through Annette I discovered a lot more of the science behind the kind of recovery a burns victim can have, statistics about burns victims and a myriad of ways that accidents can happen.
I really did enjoy the first half of the book, and would recommend reading it for that, but the second half just tailed off for me. It became a little judgemental about the way that the younger (i.e. my) generation live our lives, and to be honest, I wasn't there for it. I felt like the second half was a bit of a chance for the author to reminisce over her adolescence, rather than a chance to write a book with real plot. As I've said before, I don't read many autobiographies (if any really), so I'm not sure if it's just the style of that genre that doesn't interest me, but towards the end I really was waiting for the book to finish.