The One Hundred Years Of Lenni And Margot
Apr 01, 2022
Going in, I expected this book to be a tearjerker but it was so much more about living than dying.
The lives of seventeen-year-old Lenni and eighty-three-year-old Margot come into focus through a series of flashbacks and narrations. They meet at an art therapy class in the hospital and make a pact to complete a hundred paintings, one for each year of their combined lives. Though the story centred around the unlikely friendship between the two, the other characters also added colour and humour.
This book is a celebration of life, with happy, joyous moments interspersed between painful memories. While reading this, I gained a deeper appreciation of how loving someone means doing the best thing for them, even if it is hard, and that the measure of a life is not in its duration but the impact on those left behind.
by Carmen Woo