The Unpredictability Of Being Human is Linni Ingemundsen’s debut novel and tells the story of Malin, a teenage girl trying to navigate life in her small Norwegian town.
Although I have seen a lot of being say great things about The Unpredictability Of Being Human, unfortunately the book did not do it for me at all. The story itself was good but the telling of the story felt drawn out for the majority of the book, and rushed towards the end.
It is Malin’s wonderfully unique personality that, to me, afforded The Unpredictability Of Being Human its’ redemption. Malin is honest and naive, leading to some rather humorous moments throughout the book. This made the story more enjoyable as a whole, and certainly made me want to keep reading, but it did not do enough for me to say I truly loved it.
A refrain runs throughout The Unpredictability Of Being Human that says “Sometimes okay is good enough.” Unfortunately, here okay was not good enough. The plot had a lot of potential and a lot of avenues it could have explored, but in the end the story fell short and left me feeling like there should have been more.