Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and Net Galley for an advanced copy of this book.
I really, really wanted to like this book. When I read the description back in October, I thought it sound like a book that would be right up my alley.
Since October, I would start The Authenticity Project, then not get wrapped up in it. So I’d put it down and read something else. Then I would come back to The Authenticity Project, and put it down again.
With publication coming up this week, I knew January was the time to finish it. Maybe it would finally grab me.
It never did.
The characters are a bit one dimensional. Even The Authenticity Project didn’t seem super authentic. What you think is going to be the major conflict in the book happens about halfway through, then the book does a pivot and ends in a completely other place.