Review: The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer
I’ve just put down The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer, and I’m genuinely sad that its over. It was one of those novels that you become so emotionally invested in that you want it to go on forever, and continue to live the lives of the characters for as long as possible.
The story centres on an up and coming Hollywood starlet and her best friend from childhood, who comes out early in the story. Telling stories from two different perspectives usually leads the reader to relate to one more than the other, or not connect as deeply as you would if it were told by just one of them. But in this context it really works.
The emotions are genuine, and relatable. The Hollywood setting could so easily become cliché but I felt it avoided that completely. The voices of the characters are so convincing it’s hard to believe it isn’t real.
The struggle of coming out is always going to be a topic that resonates with the LGBT community, and through this I latched on to the story and the characters and got lost in the narrative.
I’m just gutted I’ve finished it!
Reviewed by Anne Loveday