Nine Days by Toni Jordan

Nine DaysNine Days is an easy but intriguing read. It follows nine people on nine significant days in their lives. It spans generations but ultimately revolves around one family and a photo that was taken during WWII in Melbourne.

Each chapter is told from the perspective of a different character. At first I found this frustrating as I wanted a deeper understanding of the narrators. However, their lives are so tightly interwoven that I found the changing perspectives ultimately gave me a better understanding of the family as a whole. I was also able to use my imagination to fill in the blanks about each person’s life in the intervening years.

While the story didn’t have a great impact on me, it was creatively written and a nice easy summer read.