Quick review for a progressive read. It’s hard to describe my reactions to this novel, because, on one hand, this is quite apt to Melina Marchetta’s style of writing – strong characterizations, compelling family-centered stories, and emotional revelations on the topics she touches upon (particularly with respect to race, violence, prejudice, etc.) I enjoyed the journey this novel took me on for the most part, even as it handed down its revelations progressively rather than in one felt swoop like the magnitude of the crime(s) this book centers upon.
Quick review for a progressive read. I read this over the course of a week, and it feels like I finished a marathon (in a good way). “Redeeming Love” came as a recommended read to me and it’s my first experience reading Francine Rivers. If there’s something to be said about her writing, Rives really knows her characters, conflicts, and has a way of weaving the narrative to make the most of the emotional gravity contained in the story.
Quick review for a quick read. I read this in a matter of hours, but all I really got out of this story was a “meh” read, unfortunately. Walker and Charlie definitely had chemistry and some fun flirtations in the mix (though there were some sensual scenes that made me cringe because they were awkward), but on the whole, I wasn’t really taken into this story very much even with the quirky personalities and side-characters this narrative had to offer.
Quick review for a quick read. So this is my second (or it might be third, I can’t remember which) foray into choose your own adventure type style adult themed reads.
Quick review for a quick read. I first read “My Sister’s Keeper” many years ago, but I wanted to do a re-reading of it before I wrote a review. I think my opinion on the book is about the same as it was several years back. It’s one of those books that can either work for you or completely throw you by the wayside, though the moral question of the book is very gripping alongside the way Picoult’s prose gradually weaves you along the journey.