Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett. I read a little piece of this, to see if I wanted to use it in either of two new upcoming program series I'm working on. No.
The writing is terribly choppy: there is no flow, no ability to be swept along by the story. It consists entirely of a combination of very short sentences interspersed with fragments, and the fragments used indiscriminately-- because there are so many, and the sentences are universally short, it gives them no power, no punch. Also, each character over-emotes. Because the dialogue lack punch, each and every spoken line is accompanied by huge physical gestures and gesticulations, extreme facial expressions, deep sighs, and other things that are supposed to convey the emotions the characters are supposed to feel.
This ended in kind of a weird place; I think many readers would still be curious about how she got from South America to Europe. She must have done research at some point or talked to doctors about many relevant topics-- delayed language acquisition, adult education, health topics-- but none of that information was shared.