THE SUNLIGHT PILGRIMS by Jenni Fagan tells the story of a small Scottish caravan park living through what people believe is the end of times. People are found frozen in the street, schooling and health care are run on a voluntary basis and euthanasia has become acceptable. People are struggling to survive but life must continue. Dylan who just lost his mother and grandmother, arrives in the park one night to start all over. He meets Stella who is struggling to be accepted and her mother who he quickly realizes he is interested in.
The main focus of the story is Dylan and Constance, but do not count out Stella who stands out amongst all the fear and death. Stella is a trans teen who just wants to be accepted for who she is and is quickly becoming. A harsh winter has set in and they are calling for temperatures to be -40 and below with snow and ice. It would seem that the end of the world is near and that is all I have to say about that, haha.
I found this book to be a little boring through the first few chapters. It was really hard for me to get into. It has taken me several weeks to finish it. However, I did find the characters to be interesting and lively. Once I progressed past the first few chapters I was more interested.
I can not say this is my favorite book of all time. I was interesting and once the story unfolded I became more interested in seeing how the plot progressed. I would give this book 3 stars as I found it okay.
I received this book through blogging for books complimentary for my honest and unbiased review.