April 25, 2012

April 2012: Starvation Heights

Aday:  Good story, poor writing.

Stephanie:  Interesting premise but would have made a better long magazine article than a book.  Too much detail made the book tiresome!

Chari:  I didn't finish the book, made it about 120 pages.  Felt like had reached the climax already and lost interest.  120 pages was hard enough!

Amanda:  This book was the only book in a long, long, long time that I could not finish.  I really wanted to get in to it, but I found myself frustrated by that stupid quack doctor and her lousy excuse for a husband.  It just went on and on and on....

Holly:  That's $10 I'll never get back.

April 10, 2012

March 2012: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Kerry: I loved this book & had no idea it was a classic. I learned so much & have continued to think about this family.

Aday: An interesting coming of age story, but not one that I would single out for the highest praise.

Stephanie: I loved this book! I did not think I would but I loved the characters - I found them rich and complex and Francie was so relatable to me even from a completely different era. Great classic that I am glad to have taken the time to read!