Tuesday, December 18, 2007

For Now by Gayle Friesen

I have both positive and negative thoughts about his but I think there is enough good to give it a YAY. Jes' family is becoming "blended", with her step-dad and step-sister moving in. Jes is funny and incredibly cynical and is amazingly truthful about her family's situation. This is such an honest and completely clear look at divorce and how everyone is affected. I though Jes and her friends were well constructed characters and brought a great reality to this novel.

Unfortunately, some odd things are left out and it almost seems like a sequel. Still, it is a YAY.

2 Comments:

At January 12, 2008 at 3:32 PM , Blogger kathy said...

Jes' sense of humor blends sharp wit, sarcasm, ridicule and reassurance. Blending families can be a rough deal and Friesen presents it with authenticity if a slightly Hollywood ending. quick read, consistent voice. Wouldn't make top 10, but might make top 20. YAY

 
At January 20, 2008 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Ms. Zandra said...

I like the topic of blended families, but I just didn't like this one as much as Kurt and Kathy. NAY

 

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