Addition by Toni Jordan

Addition

Toni Jordan

I loved Grace's view of life. She's clever and witty and her struggles to stay sane and make sense of life really struck a chord. An easy and fun read but thought-provoking.

Extract

I can wait for the panic to rise until I can't breathe or I can walk over and sit down. If I do that, Cheryl can come over and say something about the weather and bring me my chocolate and my cake and then I can count the seeds and eat the cake and then I can go home. But if I sit there I have to talk to him. That would be two conversations with one stranger. Unprecedented.

Parallels
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • The Pursuit of Alice Swift by Elinor Lipman