MOTIVATION for READING: I bought this because it was on the Bargain Table for $4, I adored SAA’s novel Garden Spells, this author reminds me of a blogger friend who is responsible for bringing SAA to my attention and I needed something exactly like this when I was looking for a lighter book to read alongside Ulysses. And I liked the orange color and gold leaf on the cover. Not for any challenge.
WHAT’s it ABOUT: A girl, excuse me – a woman well in her early 30s, feels responsible for taking care of her mother to atone for how horrible she was as a very very young child. The mother is not the nicest person, shall we say. Yes, we will say this. She discovers another townie in her closet one day who needs to hide and escape an abusive relationship. This person pushes Josey (Josey is the name of the first
girl woman I mentioned) to move beyond her safe contained life of servitude and do some things quite out of character and against her mother’s wishes. Wonderful madcap adventures ensue. Well, sort of. Misadventures? Josey makes friends of the girlfriend AND the boyfriend kind. The reader is swept away and roots for everyone! The ending caught me off guard, which is always fun. I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t. Smiles
I LOVED THIS STORY!!!! Makes me feel all happy gooey inside.
I want to read everything Sarah Addison Allen writes, past and future.
Ha! Easy as pie. Strawberry pie. Strawberry rhubarb pie with fresh vanilla ice cream. -p.135
RATING: Five Slices