2.03.2018

The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron {Book Review}

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The Book:

The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

Publication Date:

April 25, 2017

Rating:


Review

Sometimes you just don't connect with a book, even if it's well written. Such was the case for me with The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron. 

The dual narrative of this book is intriguing - we follow Rose, a paleontologist, as she uncovers two skeletons in cave in France. One skeleton is a more modern human and one is a Neanderthal. This discovery rocks the scientific world. The other story line is for Girl, who will later be one of the skeletons discovered by Rose. 

I ended up skimming the second half of this book after trying for weeks to connect with the story. Rose was unlikeable and Girl was unbelievable. The combination made for a story I just wasn't looking forward to reading.

Despite my personal feelings about the characters and story, I am interested in reading something else by Cameron, because I did enjoy her precise and detailed writing style.

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