Book Review: How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

About the Author:

Camille Bordas is the author of two previous novels in French, Les treize desserts and Partie commune. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker. Born in France and raised in Mexico City and Paris, she now lives in Chicago.

My Review:

I keep forgetting the book takes place in France.  However, it can easily be changed to any country.  This book is about a big family with six children, so it is a little hard to get all the character developed.  The book is told in the youngest sibling’s, Dory, point of view.  Dory is also the most different among all the siblings.  He is described as not as smart or academically gifted, but he is very caring.  Other than Simone, all the other siblings are not that developed.  I feel like the book is missing something or odd.  Is Dory trying to fit in or escape?

3 out of 5 stars
Received a free copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.


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