“Acres and Acres”
This book is the story of a special list written by the author and his wife who was dying of cancer.
What is evident from the book itself is that St. John evidently wanted his wife to remembered in the best possible way through her obvious love for life and passion to live life to its fullest.
However, many times the book comes close to being incredibly saccharine. Perhaps this makes it filmically viable. Nonetheless, it was great to read about the positivity which St John instilled in his boys, and how they endured in keeping up their mum’s legacy.
Despite this, it was a good book to read. I had no idea the book had a film adaptation and will certainly be watching it in due course. This book put simply is the story of a mum’s love for her two boys and how that love never really stopped.
MY RATING: ***.5 / *****