Book Endings - A Call Numbers novel

Loss, Pain, and Revelations

Fiction - Literary
442 Pages
Reviewed on 09/04/2020
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Book Endings - A Call Numbers Novel: Loss, Pain, and Revelations by Syntell Smith continues the story of Robin Walker as he finally settles in at the 58th Street Library in Manhattan. Robin was not ready for the next chapter in his life. The moment he found his grandfather collapsed on his living room floor, Robin knew things weren’t going to go well for him. While Robin was busy worrying about his grandfather, the office politics had his mind rambling in too many directions. He not only had to worry about his colleagues but the stability of his job as well. He had too much going at once. He was left to wonder what matters in life and what doesn’t?

I remember reading Call Numbers and being blown away by Robin and his story. This is a serious and more realistic novel compared to Call Numbers. While the first novel in the series was a lot of fun, I prefer this one because of how believable and close to real-life it was. Syntell Smith made Robin human. He was more complicated, a little more lost yet determined to make things work in his life. His chemistry with Shinju proved to be a spark of fire in this story. I got to see the lighter and sassier side of Robin, especially when he was talking with Shinju. I felt more connected with Robin this time because his dilemmas were very usual and “normal.” He was challenged and tested to do better. Book Endings is mellow and entertaining. I loved it!