The Owl is a shabby used bookstore bringing with it a cast of characters that help Esme through the trying times. I really liked the different characters she interacted with. She had her fellow employees, her boss, shoppers, and the homeless trying to sell books to the store.
This book has its ups and downs. There were times when I couldn't wait to read the next page and other times when I wanted to throw it against the wall, but I didn't because it's on my laptop and I'm not about to throw my laptop against the wall. I did make it to the end. I'll be honest. I'm not too happy with the ending. It did feel like this was the ending that was supposed to happen in the author's mind, but the story before it didn't quite lead up to it correctly.
I think overall readers will enjoy this story. It won't be the greatest story they've ever read, but they won't be disappointed.
I read this as a review request from netgalley.com using Adobe Digital on my laptop. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review in any way.