Zodiac By Billie Eilish – Book Review
With her uncanny ability to make things fall into place and her sense of humor, it’s hard to not love the witty and wonderful story of the young Billie Eilish. The book follows the life of a famous writer and who is also a mother, until she meets another brilliant and hard-working woman named Ruth. In fact, they start a family with a baby named Braxton and the siblings come in contact with other obstacles.
One year later, Braxton is older than one year old. The book follows this dramatic and joyful period of time from the day Billie and Braxton arrive from Toronto with the baby until his death at the age of nine months. It tells of Billie’s struggle to adjust to being a mom and how she forms an interesting bond with the baby. The journey is full of ups and downs and the reading experience is simply amazing.
The Author of the book is a Canadian born and raised writer. She is currently a contributing writer for Canada’s second largest newspaper, the National Post. The main character is familiar to a lot of people as a television host in Canada. She’s also won numerous awards including a British Columbia Book Award and an American Library Association (ALA) Book Award. She has been called the “Lisa Kudrow of Canada” and has garnered a high level of success.
Her writing talents are on display in the book and she has been able to play a popular role in TV. The author says that the appeal of her characters can be difficult to write about but once she has written about the characters, they seem real to her.
The author and Braxton have very similar life experiences and Billie’s life seems very close to Braxton’s. Her writing style in the book is very subtle and precise. There is no doubt in the reader’s mind that they are reading a true story. This is a true testament to the author and how good she is at her craft.
The first person narrator voice is a nice change from most books and is very comfortable to read in the beginning. There are several pages when the author describes events that are detailed very well and provides interesting tidbits about the author’s life and personality. Reading about the author and her experiences in her book is almost like listening to a friend talk about her life.
It’s a book that many readers will enjoy. The author provides great insights about the main characters’ lives and makes them relatable to the reader. The whole book is full of humour and delightful surprises.
Billie Eilish has been a favourite of mine ever since I first heard of her book. She has created such a vivid character with her blend of humour and life experience. I highly recommend this to any readers who are looking for a beautiful and funny tale with relatable characters.
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