Where Is This Place They Call “Home”? is the second book in the Learners At Love Series by Melody Finch, who you may know from her blog Caramel (Learner at Love). I previously reviewed the first book We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves The series follows protagonist Annabelle Riley as she grows emotionally and in her relationship.
In this book, Annabelle crosses the Atlantic to pursue her relationship with Robin Grainger. A summary of the first book is worked in smoothly, giving the reader a solid starting point even if you haven’t read the first book.
Annabelle’s mental health issues are further explored, and readers learn about her diagnosis as Robin tries to find out more about it. Annabelle herself is reluctant to acknowledge that she has mental health problems because of the associated stigma. A theme running throughout the book is Robin’s attempts to get her to be more assertive about what she wants.
The indifferent behaviour of Annabelle’s family is another topic that’s further developed from the first book, and we also see her navigate relationships with Robin’s parents and the expectations they have of her.
I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the first book in the series. Annabelle is a very likeable character. The book digs deep into what she is thinking and feeling, and I liked that mental health was one of the key themes in this book.
This was a great read, and I look forward to reading the final book in the trilogy.
Where Is This Place They Call “Home” is available on Amazon.
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