October 29, 2013
Kerry: I really enjoyed this book, maybe because it was about such a different life than my own. I enjoyed learning about lighthouse living, Australia living, and the choices that this family made.
Amanda: Enjoyable read and clever story. I ran the gambit with Isabel--I loved her, then I hated her. Complex characters written well.
Sowders: Character development was lacking for me... or rather, I just didn't like any of the characters.
Chari: Thought setting was interesting but could not empathize with the main characters. The adoptive mother's personality was completely annoying.
Shannon: It was interesting in the beginning, but I became bored as it went on.
Aday: It was an interesting story, but the kind of book where you can't wait for it to end.
October 8, 2013
Amanda: Very poignant novel about cancer through the eyes of a teenager.
Rebecca: It was a very touching book about a heart-breaking topic. I enjoyed it, but felt that the dialogue between the teenagers was often unrealistic. Overall, good book and would recommend it to others.
Stephanie: Sweet, entertaining read.
Aday: "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once."