Wednesday, December 12, 2007

How It's Done by Christine Kole MacLean

I thought this book was very good but a little old for Thumbs Up! I felt like it was an identity/coming of age story for older teens (16/17 - 19) or adults in their 20s. MAYBE for me; I'm curious what others think.

A Synopsis of this book (by me):
This is a good story about a high school senior, 18 year old Grace, learning who she is & finding herself - which she does with the help of her new boyfriend, Michael, a professor at a local college. She doesn't have a sense of who she is partly because her father is a very religious and conservative Christian - so she is always told what she believes until she meets Michael and he asks her if she really believes the same things. When her father finds out about their relationship he permits her to see him once more to end things. When she tells Michael that her father wants her to end the relationship, he decides they should get married. After they are engaged, she decides to have sex with him (she was a virgin). During their engagement she worries she may be pregnant (once again struggling with who she is and her beliefs) and worries that Michael may not be the right person to spend the rest of her life with & that she might not be ready for that & that her life will pattern her mothers (where the husband tells the wife what to do; wife is in the shadows).


At December 12, 2007 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

This was a pretty good book but is it on the list? I think it was published in 2006.

At December 13, 2007 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Karrie said...

Yup, you're right, Anne. This is a 2006 and isn't on our list. Sorry, Janice! : )

At December 15, 2007 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Janice Heilman said...

Whoops! I don't know how I did that... oh well. ;)


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