Book Review Of “One Two Three” By @Laurie_Frankel @HenryHolt

In a town where nothing ever changes, suddenly everything does…

Everyone knows everyone in the tiny town of Bourne, but the Mitchell triplets are especially beloved. Mirabel is the smartest person anyone knows, and no one doubts it just because she can’t speak. Monday is the town’s purveyor of books now that the library’s closed―tell her the book you think you want, and she’ll pull the one you actually do from the microwave or her sock drawer. Mab’s job is hardest of all: get good grades, get into college, get out of Bourne.

For a few weeks seventeen years ago, Bourne was national news when its water turned green. The girls have come of age watching their mother’s endless fight for justice. But just when it seems life might go on the same forever, the first moving truck anyone’s seen in years pulls up and unloads new residents and old secrets. Soon, the Mitchell sisters are taking on a system stacked against them and uncovering mysteries buried longer than they’ve been alive. Because it’s hard to let go of the past when the past won’t let go of you.

Three unforgettable narrators join together here to tell a spellbinding story with wit, wonder, and deep affection. As she did in This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel has written a laugh-out-loud-on-one-page-grab-a-tissue-the-next novel, as only she can, about how expanding our notions of normal makes the world a better place for everyone and how when days are darkest, it’s our daughters who will save us all.

Thank you to Henry Holt for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.

From the second I started this book, I knew it was going to make an impact on my heart. I knew that I was going to sympathize with Mab, Monday, and Mirabel and the townspeople. I just didn’t know how hard Laurie’s writing was going to have it’s grasp on me. This wasn’t just simply a book about a small town, and it’s contaminated water supply. This was a story of how it changed them, how it broke them, and what they had to do to fix themselves. Money, corruption, lying, and what these big corporations can do, to get what they want. This book was so similar to Flint Michigan, The Fallon Nevada Cancer Cluster (which happened where I grew up) and Erin Brockovich. I was just drawn to this story, I found myself not wanting to put this book down.

This was my first Laurie Frankel book, and it is definitely not going to be my last. I am so excited that I get to interview her tomorrow night on my Instagram account. Have you read this? What were your thoughts? I cannot get over how masterfully Frankel told this story. From the alternating POV’s, to the secondary characters, to the romance, to the love that these 3 sisters had for each other. It was just so intricately woven.

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