The Great Alone Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Great Alone is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
Another book that I couldn’t put down.
The author has an amazing ability of making the reader care about her characters. The characters are so well developed that if you close your eyes you can almost see and hear them like they are real people. The story was riveting and packed with actual location in and around Homer Alaska and the Kenai peninsula. I have told every reader I know about this wonderful piece of historical fiction. Now to find another book by Kristin Hannah.
This story was beautiful. I highly recommend this book. I couldn’t put the book down. It reflects every human emotion.
Loved all of it 💛
I just love Kristen Hannah’s stories. I love the details and the strong characters. This one does not disappoint.
The Great Alone
This book was hard to put down. The characters were real and let you live with them. I am never disappointed when I read this authors books.
Another great Kristin Hannah novel
I couldn’t put this book down. It’s a wonderful story of love, how complicated life can be, of forgiveness, of the love between a mother& her child, of loss and renewal. Ms. Hannah has created characters with depth, sympathy. The story of life in Alaska was fascinating. One thing - have tissues handy, the end of this story will get your tears flowing. Highly recommend!
Not to be missed
Such a beautifully crafted story that I didn’t want to end. I fell in love with some of the characters and hated others! The landscape and travails of Alaska were so realistically described. One of my favorite books ever!!
I fell in love with the characters in this book. I’m a Man, but I will admit I was brought to tears at certain points in the novel.....and I very much want to see Alaska!
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I loved this book. Loved everything about it until Matthew’s fall and subsequent TBI. (Traumatic Brain Injury). Initially the author’s portrayal of Matthew’s injury is correct. And then he shows to be severely brain-damaged- unable to communicate, confined to bed. And this seems to go on for several years. That is a baseline catastrophic TBI. Brain cells don’t regenerate. For Leni to return with MJ approx 5-6? years after the accident and have him walking and talking and showing mild cognitive delays is not realistic and I had a large problem with believability. Yes, I’m a psych RN; and I just know better,but very disappointing at the end of a great book. Meggie610
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My Favorite Book This Year
I loved The Great Alone so much and felt incredibly connected to the characters while reading. Couldn’t put it down!