Sunday, August 9, 2015

Recommended Read - The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis: A NovelThe Unraveling of Mercy Louis: A Novel by Keija Parssinen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Being a student is hard - being a student athlete even harder - but the hardest of all is growing up with only a hazy understanding of your parents and confusion over what to do with your life. Follow a small town athlete as she makes her way through her senior year in the midst of a horrifying crime, a blossoming of young love, and an insight into her parent's past that makes her question everything she's been raised to believe. This is a great book with a solid cast of characters.

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Flop - The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Small Backs of ChildrenThe Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

While the overall premise of this book sounded promising, the actual verbiage used was tedious to read and did not draw me in. The jumping around between different character voices felt forced and disruptive, and it was hard for me to really come to an understanding of any of the characters. It just wasn't my style.

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