This is a very difficult review for me to write.
Unfortunately I didn’t like the book at all. It’s a diary style book, a la Bridget Jones, but unfortunately not nearly as funny.
Molly must have the most boring job in the world, surrounded by pretty boring co workers, a jerk as a boss, a pretty boring husband, friends and children. Her whole life is just very unexciting, and the book is quite long. So it just seemed to drag on and on. I skipped the middle 50% but I don’t think I missed too much. I figured if I really like the last quarter of the book, I would go back and read the middle, but it didn’t seem like I missed anything at all.
I’m very sad that I didn’t like this book more.
This was the second time travel book I read this week, which is odd because I don’t read many of those anymore.
First off, I really like time travel books. Then I also really like books about ancient times. I also like mystery romance books, and books with a great cover.
So this book had all the ingredients of a book I should LOVE.
While I didn’t LOVE it, I did enjoy reading it. It’s a long book, but it never felt too lengthy or got boring.
I thought the story was very interesting and moved at a good pace. The characters were well done, the writing was good….
Again, all the ingredients of a book I should love. I enjoyed the time I spent reading, though I’m not sure if I will read the next in the series.
Overall, I did like it.
I liked this one. It was different than most romance or mystery books I’ve read, so it stood out.
I thought the story was very original, and I’ve always been fascinated by Egypt, so this one spoke to me right away.
I loved how the author incorporated time travel between ancient and current Egypt. The plot unfolded in such a way that I didn’t ever really guess what would happen next. Not that I really tried to do that, but lots of books are just so obvious that you know what’s coming anyway.
I very much enjoyed reading this and will look for more books by Jo Franklin.
A very well written book about teens in high school, who don’t have just the regular pressures of high school and growing up to deal with, but are also high performing athletes.
Alice is a basketball player with a great shot of getting a scholarship to an elite school based on her performance as the star of the team. She also has an injury she has been trying to hide and ignore, in addition to a strained relationship with her family. She feels isolated and shooting hoops is the one thing that gives her comfort, a sense of accomplishment and a way out.
The book is really well written. It drew me into Alice’s life page after page and kept me rooting for her as she tries to find her way through isolation to despair and then hope.
Highly recommended to young readers.