Size 12 is not Fat- Book Review

Posted on July 31, 2010. Filed under: On the Bookshelf | Tags: , , , , , , |

I told you I wanted a quick read next. Man it feels nice to be able to accomplish a book in a couple of days!

So this is complete chick-lit. It is the start of a series about a character, Heather Wells. She is an ex    tween star who wanted to sing her own songs so left her label and ended up losing her boyfriend and  mom in the process.

She starts off on her future as an assistant to a resident hall at  NYU. Unfortunately the dorm isn’t so  quiet as a couple of girls die and Heather finds herself right in the  middle of trying to decide who done  it while others question if it is just an accident.

All along the way Heather struggles with being the “average size of American women”…a size 12. She loves her carbs and her junk and has dreams of chips. She is surrounded by smaller girls who think her size keeps her from getting the guy, but she is comfortable in her own skin and sticks that size 12 is the average size.

It was a quick easy read. The characters were developed nicely and I am interested to see where Heather goes in the next book.

Was so happy to have a lighter read after the passage…I think some of it has to do with the accomplishment of finishing a book, it is like crossing something off my checklist.

Now the only problem is I don’t know what I am going to read next.

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The Passage- A Book Review

Posted on July 29, 2010. Filed under: On the Bookshelf | Tags: , , , , , |

Well I finally finished it. I have worked on this book for what feels like forever…probably about a    month. Not complaining though.

I must admit for me the beginning was captivating but somewhere in the middle it lost me, I didn’t have  that feeling of I have to see what happens next, but then the last quarter of it had me hooked again.  The ending was really abrupt and I quickly had to do a google search to see that it was part of a  series..How on earth could a book end like that if it wasn’t.

Ok so to my review. This a vampire book. It is a government experiment gone wrong. The book then deals with the “end of the world, or US” as we know it and the tales of the virals (vampires) and the remaining human race. You will get absorbed in the characters. Who through their travels find themselves and strength they didn’t know they had. There are friendships and bonds that have to be tested. There are connections between the virals and a girl named Amy that while at times unclear are key to the series.

I haven’t read any of the Twilight books so I can’t compare but this one is beautifully written and minus the section that was a little slow it was amazing for an over 700+ page book. So pick this one up when you have time for long periods of reading. It would be great for a book club as there are questions about – government experiments gone out of control, how to survive, dealing with the unknowns, how to keep order in colonies, protecting our children. All that would make for some interesting dialog.

Now I am off to mix it up with a lighter girly read…and something short :).

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