The Unpredictability of Being Human by Linni Ingemundsen || Book Review 

The title and the cover as a whole stood out to me when I was browsing the shelves at the library.

Now I usually don’t fall for the pretty cover trap I’ve burned my fingers before with the contents of the book not living up to the same standards.

This book was an exception; the title, the cover, the blurb and the book as a whole – AMAZING! There’s no real plot, but a mini ones blending together but this book is all about the characters and the changes they experience and how they deal with them, willingly or not.

I couldn’t put the book down from the very first chapter and spent only a few hours on it until I was finished. It’s so worth a read!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2017

Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

Meet Malin, a fifteen-year-old who sees the world differently. Malin knows she couldn’t change much about her life, even if she got to play God.

Her dad would still yell all the time – especially as Malin is still friends with Hanna, the girl she met shoplifting. Her mum would still say a glass of wine is good for her heart – and Mum needs it, with Malin’s brother, Sigve, getting into trouble all the time.

And Malin would still be Malin. Because she can’t be anybody else.


I really enjoyed the low-key but direct language used in the book. 

I felt so sorry for Malin, with her innocence and gullibility burning her each time she tried to do the right thing.

The book had a clear message of how not everyone has good intentions, no matter what they say or how they portray themselves to others.

There’s the raw truth of how actions have consequences and how those effects can last for years, adding strain to your mental health and what some resort to to cope. 

The book deals with real-life problems that aren’t always talked about and addressed in the proper manner, and it make the story more believable to real life.

The death of one of the characters was simply not cool as I really liked their presence in the book but t was a necessary point of events in the plot for the story to take the turn that it did.

I finished this book in one sitting and I’m still feeling the feels it left me with.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.55 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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