Readers may know David Nicholls from his earlier novels, One Day, and Us. He has a knack for telling stories about characters for whom readers will care. This is true for the protagonist of Sweet Sorrow.
Charlie is the character around whom the book revolves. There is present day Charlie. He is thirty-eight years old and about to marry. However, he is spending a lot of time thinking about sixteen year old Charlie. What was his relationship with Fran? Why is he still thinking about it all these years later? Where does a production of Romeo and Juliet fit in?
Readers will enjoy finding out in this often funny and sometimes poignant story. It will remind adults of what it was like to fall in love for the first time.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.