Sixteen, Sixty-One - Natalie Lucas

I'm usually not really into reading memoirs but I decided to read this one out of morbid curiosity. I've never understood why people would start a relationship with someone thrice their age. I hoped this might give me some more insight.


I started reading and after a few chapters I already started thinking, how can this be interesting for a whole book. And indeed, I felt there was a lot of repetition and the story could have been a lot shorter. I find it hard to actually remark on the story itself because as a memoir it's at least supposed to be non-fiction, but sometimes I was thinking 'can you really believe this or that?'. Their relationship (she's sixteen, he sixty-one) felt extremely creepy right from the start (even before it turned into a sexual relationship).


Perhaps it's just because I don't really like memoirs, but I didn't enjoy reading it and was glad it was over.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!