Saturday, March 28, 2015

Book Review Friday: I Think I Love You

I Think I Love You
By Allison Pearson

It's 1974 and Petra is absolutely in love with David and is sure she's going to marry him one day.  The only problem is Petra is 13 and David is 70s pop star David Cassidy.  I Think I Love You tells the story of young Petra and her girlfriends' obsession with David and all the trials and tribulations of adolescence, first love, and growing up.  The second half of the story sees Petra all grown up with a daughter of her own, still trying to navigate life and make it all make sense.  This was a great coming of age story.  Pearson absolutely nails growing up in the 1970s.  And Petra's struggles with her friends and her parents will ring true for any woman of any age.

If you liked  I Think I Love You, you may like these authors:

Emily Giffin
Jodi Picoult
Anna Quindlen
Beth Hoffman
Kaye Gibbons

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Book Review Friday: Cat Out of Hell

Cat out of Hell
By Lynne Truss

After the unexpected death of his wife, Alec Charlesworth takes an extended holiday to mourn and regroup  When he and his dog, Watson, aren't wandering the windswept beaches of Norfolk, England, Alec starts reading a curious document sent to him by a man he barely knows.  The computer files relate the story of a man named Will Caton-Pines, Wiggy to his friends.  Wiggy's sister disappeared under mysterious circumstances and when he went to her home to investigate, Wiggy encountered Roger, a cat who could talk.

Suspend disbelief and allow author Lynne Truss to take you on an hysterical, horrifying adventure into the real world of cats.  You will never look at your cat the same way again.

Truss is the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, and several other works of fiction and nonfiction. She is currently at work on a sequel to Cat Out of Hell.