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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
 
Informative, Fun, Interesting
i liked it and hated it...

i never connected with the main character, Juliet, at all.. i did not see how she was a parallel character to Elizabeth.. their personalities were completely different.. Juliet was kind of flighty and a bit uppity in her reactions and really had little substance to bring to the book - except to introduce us to Elizabeth's society.. Elizabeth was fierce with passion for what was right and what was wrong.. i loved Elizabeth and really wished they would have told more stories about her life..

the book was a bit confusing at times, because it was written in letter format - and sometimes 3 one-word letters would appear in the same day (seriously, do they have a delivery boy at their every whim??)... and i think the ending was a bit too rushed and far-fetched.. it left me terribly disappointed...

overall, it was an extremely easy book to read and the gist of the book was fun.. i can see it becoming a movie like "Ms. Pettigrew Lives For a Day".. but I really wish they would have developed Elizabeth's story more.. I hope the niece writes a 2nd book just about Elizabeth!!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
Such a fun read!

I read this book in 3 days! It was very fun to read in the different tones of each character.. it's not an insightful book persay, but it is very fun and the author does a great job in putting you in the heads of each narrator..

I don't think there is a TON to talk about regarding the book, but there is a ton of to talk about regarding the time period.. it's such a fun book!!

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
It really gives you a different perspective and gets you wanting to DO something..

it's VERY informative.. it really gives you a different perspective on how they view this war we are in.. and what REALLY needs to be done in Central Asia / middle east..

it gets a bit difficult to understand and remember the locations..

it is amazing what he does to get his schools built.. it is a very inspiring book and really makes YOU want to get out there and make a real positive difference in this world..

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Adventurous, Insightful
One of my FAVORITES yet!

I absolutely LOVED this book.. Barbara Kingslover is a brilliant writer.. her use of imagery to describe africa and the atmosphere that the Price family dealth with was beautiful.. she intertwines the themes of political and cultural divides between the Western World and the Congo by creating a perfect microcosm within the african village where the Price family lives..

The book is written through the eyes of the 4 young Price daughters where you go through the first arrival in the Congo to their final escape and the impact it took on their lives..

This really is a MUST-READ for any book clubs out there.. there is SO MUCH to talk about in this book..

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