What I Loved:
It is rare to read a book with main characters that are elderly. They are usually supporting characters, or older in the beginning, but most of their story is told through a flashback. The Evergreen Life Experiment was not that at all. It is a book filled with main characters that are all living in a retirement facility. They are all 75 years or older, and it is wonderful to see a focus on this generation!
How I Felt:
This story was so much fun! A group of live-in residents for an elderly community are given the opportunity to take a pill that will stop and possibly reduce the signs of aging. There are quite a few people that jump at the chance immediately, while others are skeptical and choose not to take it. As the results start to show on some of the characters, others want to join in and agree to take it as well. The Evergreen Life Experiment focuses on each character’s individual history and experiences leading up to and after taking this new trial drug.
I found the story to be so unique and entertaining. I was caught up in the character’s lives as well as the results of the experiment. The writing was well-done and really created the world these characters live in. The ending was excellent and created a great finish for this story. I would have enjoyed seeing a bit more from the ending, it was so intriguing, but it happened quickly.
The characters are fun and interesting, each with their own personality. There were a lot of characters, and I didn’t feel like there was one MAIN character. Instead, there were many characters that shared the spotlight. This did cause some disconnect for me with the story. Each character had their own storyline, and at times I felt it was just a few too many to really become invested in the story. The characters themselves though were wonderful. They reminded me of high-school children at times with their cliques and small concerns that seemed so big to them. They were adorable and I loved many of them.
Overall, I really enjoyed The Evergreen Life Experiment. It was a well-written story with an intriguing plot and fun characters. I liked the idea of a pill that could stop or reverse the signs of aging, and I enjoyed seeing what would happen if that were possible!
To Read or Not To Read: I would recommend The Evergreen Life Experiment to readers that enjoy a fiction book with fun characters filled with personality. If you have read The Price of Time by Tim Tigner and enjoyed it, this would be a good book for you!
Where to Find This Book:
The Evergreen Life Experiment by Aviva Gat publishes on April 16 and is available at these sites.
Is it possible to stop yourself from aging?
Growing old is inevitable. That’s what the residents of Orchid Lake Village, an assisted living facility, believe until Evergreen Life offers a unique proposition. The pharmaceutical company has a new all natural, organic supplement that promises to reverse the signs of aging.
Eloise isn’t as lithe as she used to be. Gladys can’t remember the plot of her favorite TV show. Murray feels like the light inside of him has been blown out. After just a few weeks on the vitamin, they start to feel the effects. Laurel’s once-translucent hair has a caramel tint to it. A suddenly inspired Harold pens a new book. Eloise exercises like an athlete.
Could this be too good to be true? Their question is amplified when tragedy hits Orchid Lake, leaving everybody reeling.
The Evergreen Life Experiment explores the meaning of youth and whether age is just a mindset. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult.
- The Evergreen Life Experiment by Aviva Gat
- Genre: Medical Fiction / Science Fiction
- Publisher: Independently Published
- Page Count: 229 pages
- Pub Date: April 16, 2020
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.
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