Audrey Niffenegger is the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife which was her first novel and was published in 2003. The Time Traveler’s Wife is about Clare and Henry who are a couple. But not just a normal couple because they met first when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six and they got married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry was thirty. That is because Henry is a time traveler. This way Henry appears in Clare’s life every once in a while during her childhood and teenage life through his time traveling ability.
The novel covers the whole life of both of them from their childhood to the time they get old. The story is really fascinating because it goes back and forth in time throughout the whole book. In the beginning, this is a bit confusing for the reader since you really have to concentrate in order to follow the story. But after a while you get used to the changes in time and once you got to know the characters better you start to enjoy the story of their lives! Both main characters are described really detailed and it is fun getting to know them while they grow up. Audrey Niffenegger describes everything with a great sense for details and after a while I felt like part of the story and couldn‘t stop reading until I finished the book. Big compliment to the author for such a great novel! I am definitely going to read her second novel as well!
I definitely recommend The Time Traveler’s Wife to everybody who wants to read a unique and compelling love story!
Website of Audrey Niffenegger: http://audreyniffenegger.com/