Younger - by Suzanne Munshower
Posted on August 5th, 2016
The title of this book suggests the theme quite easily. A woman in her fifties, Anna, gets involved into a project that allows to rejuvenate her appearance by about twenty or thirty years. The context is well set up with a protagonist who is struggling to remain relevant after over twenty successful years in the make up marketing industry. A start with alternating chapters between Anna dealing with her declining career and another character who is in her twenties who seems to be running away from something or someone gets the reader quite intrigued. How the two characters are related and how their story will come together are obvious questions that go along with what will happen to both of those women’s futures.
The rest of the book gives the reader a description of what is means to be young in the years 2000 and how and why youth can affect so many things. With a bit of romance, a bit of mystery and a bit of secret service style action, Younger is a pleasant novel that debates on the old quest for eternal youth and the sacrifices one might make to achieve it. It surely isn’t the next “The Picture of Dorian Gray" but it is amusing and well worth the few hours it takes to read. It is, however, geared towards readers born prior to 1990s and I’m sure some of the comments and chapters are way less interesting if you’re part of the generation being described.
Nevertheless, read anyway if you’re hoping to kill so time. Don’t get too high expectations and everything should be fine...