May 23, 2013
Chari: Thought it was a fun beach read and yes, I liked it a lot. I read it during vacation last summer and ignored my family the whole day. Could not put it down and was thoroughly entertained!
Holly: Fluffy fluff.
Steph: Fun, summery read. I liked the characters and, even if everything was a bit too convenient and easily wrapped up, it was still an entertaining read.
Ashley: A light fun book to be read on a beach with a fruity drink - The Blue Lagoon meets Sex in the City.
Amanda: This book started out good and I really loved the adventure of it all. But the ending was so predictable and unworthy of the preceding storyline. I did enjoy the book, just wished it was a little less insipid.
Becca: I liked this fun, light, "beach read". I think it was a nice break from the heavier books we have been reading.
Aday: Fast read, but lacked substance.
Kerry: I loved this book, it was sappy and corny and I cried. There is not much that I will take away with me from this book, but I really enjoyed it!
Kasey: This is definitely not in my top 5 or even 100 books. I found both characters to be annoying. I was actually rooting for the shark when they were on the island. It was an easy read, but I was very bored throughout.
Mary: This book wasn't anything special. An easy summery read for sure, but it was so wrapped up that it annoyed me. I guess I like just a bit of conflict!!!
Jenn K: Easy, breezy, fun. Perfect for the beach. I predict a Lifetime movie starring Jennie Garth and Justin Bieber in its future.
May 21, 2013
Jill: It seems wrong to say that I loved this book, given the subject matter and the senseless suffering it detailed, but I am so glad I read it. It educated me on North Korea while also telling the stories of the characters so beautifully that it read like a novel.
Holly: A bit tough to get through, but definitely educational.
Becca: I thought the book was interesting, informative, and incredibly disturbing all at the same time. I'm embarrassed that I didn't know more about N. Korea. It got a little tedious at times, but overall I really liked the book.
Kerry: Nothing to Envy enthralled me. It was hard to imagine what life is like in North Korea, but the memorable stories have stuck with me. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to expand their understanding of the world.
Steph: Very interesting and informative. Made me highly sympathetic to the plight of those currently living in North Korea - I am thankful for the raised awareness the book gave me.