Reviewed by Melanie on September 25, 2017
Mari is Dominican, pregnant, and a fighter. Honestly her improper grammar almost made me quit reading before chapter three. Then we learn about Angelo.
The writing style is a bit difficult to follow. Once I finished the book I found the guide to slange in the back, but this wasn’t very helpful on my Kindle. Overall, I skipped the Dominican and read the rest of the book. The story takes off quickly and while Mari is harsh, and a bit rough around the edges, overall the book was enjoyable and easy to finish.
I’ve already talked a bit about Mari, but want to talk a bit more about her. In the beginning of the book, I really disliked her. She’s brash and always looking for a fight. After getting to know her a bit more, I realized that she’s a strong woman. She’s determined to protect her baby at all costs.
Overall, Water in May is a touching story about a mother’s love. Even if the mother is young, unmarried, and stands up for what she believes is right. Water in May has a lot of medical jargon, but it’s explained brilliantly, by Dr. Love. It’s a heartfelt story, that I will carry with me in the future.