The Time Traveler’s Wife (Book Review)

Clare and Henry have a relationship defined by time. Clare was six years old when she first met Henry, while he didn’t know Clare existed until he was twenty-eight. Henry is a time traveler, but not by choice. He has no control over his travels, though they’re often places of meaning.

I used to watch the movie several years ago without ever knowing it was a book first. When I found this for a bargain at the thrift store, I decided it was worth a shot. This was definitely not my usual read. It’s on the longer side (536 pages) and it is adult fiction rather than YA but I enjoyed the film so much that I just had to check out the book.

This book made me laugh and by the end of it I was bawling. The tears couldn’t be stopped with this one. There were several points I had to put the book down just so I wouldn’t drown in my own tears. This is total chick-lit. I grew so close to the characters, especially Clare.

I will admit, I found some of the time travel with Clare’s childhood strange. Especially because of the huge age gap. He was in his 30’s talking to the child version of his wife. I mean, come on. But again, it’s chick-lit. It’s not meant to be taken super literal.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading The Time Traveler’s Wife. It was a beautiful love story that most literally surpasses time. 4/5 Stars.


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

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