Archibald Plumby cannot look up … well, at least not very far up. His entire life has been spent underneath the shelter of lowered ceilings and umbrellas, for the slightest glimpse upward sends him into a panic.
Archie has learned to live with his particular set of circumstances. In fact, he has an idyllic life in a picturesque coastal town called Outlandish. He lives with loving and accepting parents, eats fine food at his mother’s cliffside restaurant, and spends his days on the beach and in the town’s quaint streets in search of stories to write for his part-time job at the local newspaper. On his twentieth birthday, as thoughts of the future begin to weigh on Archie’s mind, photographer Tallie Greenleaf comes to town and is drawn to this curious young man and his ever-present umbrella. She approaches him, hoping to get his permission to photograph him—but destiny has brought Tallie to Outlandish for so much more than a photograph.
(From the blurb)
Archie the outlandish is a very quirky book, from the characters to the small town Archie lives in. It's a cute story, definitely one for the young at heart.
Overall I did quite enjoy this book but there were heavy undertones of religion in the story, which at times made it a little too sweet for me. I hadn't realised that it had a religious theme until I started reading, and while the book was fun and well written it turned out that it wasn't my cup of tea.
Unfortunately I can only give this book 3 stars out of 5. It is a charming story, and I liked the fact that it has an accompanying soundtrack on Spotify, but as I said, not my cup of tea. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley but all thoughts and opinions are my own.