This novel is about a female chemist in the 1960s. This already sparked my interests and it being a bestseller put my hopes up. Thankfully it did not disappoint and would give it 4.5 ⭐️. I enjoyed the story line and plot very much, the writing style is easy to follow and reads itself smoothly. I am in STEM myself and therefore liked the setting a great deal. Although I really liked this book, there are a few things that bugged me:
- in my opinion not all scientists call the things by their scientific name (I am not yet a scientist but getting there😂). For instance calling salt sodium chloride while cooking. It seemed to me a bit „stereotypical“
- Almost every other women in this book is put in a bad light. They are simply minded, catty,… the same goes for men, they are almost all portrayed as being misogynistic
- To me this was not a „laugh-out-loud funny“ novel as described on the cover but more quite a sad story from time to time (I will not spoiler).🙈 Sure there are some „funnier“ scenes but I thought the description was a bit misleading
Other than that, and these are just my personal opinions, I am really fond of this book and will recommend it nonetheless. It is a good read and gives a clear message, which is still relevant!