All The Lonely People is a beautiful book about love, loss, life, loneliness and friendship.
This was my first read-along, and it blew me away! The story centres on Hubert Bird, aged 84 he currently lives by himself and has weekly phone calls with his daughter Rose. She urges him to go out more and have a social life, but Hubert has no reason to listen to her, and through time he starts to lie and pretend to have company. But now Rose is coming home, and Hubert can’t break her heart.
It was such a touching story, highlighting how important it is to have a human connection. This made me think of all the people you see daily, who might be desperate for a personal touch. This is the story that can make you laugh, cry and create hope at the same time. I was shocked and surprised.
The story itself is engaging and enjoyable. You are invested in Hubert’s life right from the start. Beautifully written, the characters are well developed and believable. On top of that, it is tackling important issues of racism, Windrush scandal and loneliness with ferocity but right balance in between.
I loved that it is covering a subject that could impact any of us. This is heartwarming emotional rollercoaster about finding friendship in the most unexpected places.
4.5 stars out of 5 from 🧔
Thank you @hodderbooks @mikegaylethenovelist and @tandemcollectiveuk for book!