Friday, March 16, 2018

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

Us Against You (Beartown #2)

Rating: 5-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

Release date: June 5, 2018

"After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown’s new hockey coach..." [+ More].

When I finish crying I'll come back to write a review.

*** Okay, five days later I can think about this book without having a sense of longing in my heart.

What did I just read? Just like the book before, Beartown this book is flawless. Man, Backman can write!

The characters have the same depth as before. I was so into it that I felt I was from Beartown too. Benji... has a more perfect character ever been written?

I am not going to go into details about the characters and the plot because the story picked up where it was left in the previous book. Do you need to read Beartown first? Not necessarily; enough background is given to engage in Us Against You without having to read Beartown.

The only thing that I felt was dragging were the parts about Peter and his wife. It could definitely have been shorter.

Is there a third book coming? I hope so! Maybe about Alicia?... I don't think Benji's character could be exploited any more. Lol!

I don't know what to write to express how much I loved it. I fucking cried at the end. Jesus! It is fiction!!! Yeah, well, tell that to Us Against You. It felt very real to me.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this title.