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BOOK REVIEW: Float Plan

Float PlanFloat Plan by Trish Doller
Publication Date: March 2, 2020

TW: suicide, self harm, depression

This novel follows Anna whose fiancé, Ben, died by suicide 10 months before the start of the novel. One day she gets a calendar alert that they were supposed to leave on a sailing around the world trip that day and she impulsively decides to go. She soon realizes she is out of her league and has to hire a crew. In walks Keane Sullivan who is too nice and very helpful. Anna starts being able to deal with her grief as she sees the world.

WHAT I LIKED:

  • It was so easy to fall into this story (especially once Keane shows up)
  • I’m trash for Road Trip books and this is like an extreme version of this
    • I just like the whole emotional journey & actual journey paralleling each other
  • I read a nonfiction book where a couple sailed together and this lowkey reminded me of that & I felt like I knew nautical stuff (I don’t)
  • This reminded me of one of my all time favorite novels, Just One Day, with the guy playing a similar role in the story
    • It is all about finding yourself and the person you are, but done on an epic trip
    • I just love people finding themselves and growing!!
  • Keane!! I loved this man, did he seem a little too perfect, 100% yes, but this is fiction + HIS BROTHER WAS AMAZING TOO
  • I loved all the people they ran into & the dog
  • Anna’s relationship with her mom and seeing it evolve
  • I love books that I fly through and I read this one in two sittings which was awesome.

WHAT I DID NOT LIKE:

  • Some of the writing was not *the best*
  • Also, since I read that sailing nonfiction, some of the sailing seemed a bit too “rose colored glasses” and too neat
  • I would have liked to see more from Anna’s family & her friend 

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. It is a fun debut and I would read more from this author. I think her next book is about Anna’s sister.

*Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for the eARC in exchange for an honest review*

Also, shoutout to my Aunt & Uncle for being ~extra~ and buying a boat so I could take the header photo for this post!! (Okay, fine this was not the reason they bought it, but it worked out perfectly)

xoxo, Tree

4 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: Float Plan”

  1. I completely agree with your review! And Just One Day is one of my favorite books. I didn’t make that connection initially, but now that you point it out, you’re so right! I also love road trip books, and I ended up googling every stop they made. 😉 I’m on the blog tour for this one so my review won’t be up until Thursday, but we made very similar points. ❤

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