Review: A Dance for Emilia

A Dance for Emilia
A Dance for Emilia by Peter S. Beagle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book #23 for 2016
PopSugar Challenge Categories:
– A book that’s under 150 pages
– A book with a blue cover

I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t (view spoiler). Then again, this is Beagle, so it’s a mistake to expect or not expect any particular thing. That’s one of the things I enjoy about his work.

This really wasn’t a calculated tearjerker of a story, but it really got to me. I was sobbing almost the entire time I read it. It’s a sweet and touching story of grief and coming to terms with the loss of a great friend. I especially appreciated how he handled the dynamics of all of the relationships. I would recommend this to any Beagle fan, or to somebody who has lost a lifelong friend or a soulmate. But have a box of tissues handy, just in case.

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