I totally found myself engrossed in this novel. There were moments where I felt like I was trapped with Jude in her world, unable to react to those around me. That feeling was almost suffocating. I cannot imagine how it must be for people who are incapacitated to this degree. Learning about Jude’s tormented childhood and the lives of those around her revealed a lot about why each character acted like they did. This also includes Jude’s own behavior. Her greatest amount of personal growth occurs while she lies dying. Fortunately, she has the opportunity for this one shot of redemption.
If you are looking for a light, fluffy read, Bluff is not for you. However, if you are looking for a novel that will totally capture your attention and provide you with a great deal of thought-provoking insights, then this is a must read. Discussion questions at the end of the book also make it a great choice for a reader’s group. Bluff: Even a Life Wasted is Worth Dying For will definitely stir up feelings that will linger long after you stop reading it.