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Book Review: One Final Vinyl by Savy Leiser

I discovered this book through the author's YouTube channel (which is lots of fun, by the way), but as soon as I heard the premise, I was immediately drawn in. A teenage girl and a 90-year-old woman go on a road trip together that leads to self-discovery and the development of a beautiful friendship? Sign me up!

The road trip actually ends up being a lot shorter than I imagined it would be, and this is a pretty quick read, but it worked well and everything came together in a way that made sense. I would have liked to maybe spend a little more time with Emma and Daisy, but the story doesn't feel rushed, and the characters' relationship developed in a natural way.

I absolutely loved both of these characters. Daisy is beautifully written as someone struggling to cope with the loss of her memories, and the more I learned about the life she led and some of the challenges she had in her younger years, the more I admired her strength and vivacity. Emma serves as a compelling protagonist with a strong narrative voice that really shines a light on all her inner insecurities and anxieties, and it was so interesting to learn where some of those things come from and how her experiences with Daisy help her grow and change by the end of the story.

I absolutely loved this book and so appreciate being able to read an early copy. I definitely want to read more of this author's work in the future, and I hope everyone else who reads this book loves it just as much as I did when it releases.

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