The Push is a complex, emotional and addictive psychological drama that creeps deep under your skin.
Blythe never wanted to be a mother. The women in her family weren’t cut out for motherhood, but it happened to her anyway, and so she promised to try to be different and nothing like her own mother. Soon after her daughter is born, Blythe realises that something is wrong with her, something very dark that doesn’t feel right. Is it real? Or is it all in her head?
The story is told in the first person by Blythe. From her narration, we are led to believe that there is something wrong psychologically with her daughter Violet. Something that only Blythe sees. But then we started to wonder about the truth of Blythe’s story. We began to wonder whether Blythe was the one with the problems.
We enjoyed this intense and unsettling exploration of motherhood, grief, dysfunctional families and a tiny drop of mystery. The Push is surprisingly gritty and touches on many challenging topics, so it isn’t necessarily a book we would recommend to everyone. If you are up for it, though, we think it is a well-written and compulsive read. This is also a very dark and sad book.
4.5 stars out of 5 combined
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