I go through books pretty quickly when I listen to audiobooks on my 2 hours of commuting everyday so I havenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t been able to review everything. I want to share these great books so I hope you donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t mind a summary :dunno:
Prep by Curtis Sittenfield
I actually read this book, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not sure if it makes much of a difference other than the fact it took me months to read it. I thought this was a compelling novel that I had very mixed emotions while reading it.
The main character is a fairly typical teenager named Lee who while dealing with the confusion of high school is also dealing with living at a prep school. It appears to her that everyone but her is wealthy and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œnormal.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â She questions everything about herself and the world around her.
You donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t always like Lee and sometimes you just want to scream at her. Mostly I wanted to hug her because I still remember how painful and lonely those years could be.
Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes
ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s impossible to really tell anything about this story without giving away a substantial plotline. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m glad I was blissfully unaware when I began it because I was genuinely surprised several times.
I will tell you that the writing is smart and beautiful. I will also tell you the characters are wonderful and that I just love listening to an Irish accent. I will also tell you this book was wonderful and you should immediately go get it. I will lastly tell you I was crying at the end and that what the main character went through IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not sure I could have survived but itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s nice to know itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s possible.
There was another book and I canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t for the life of me remember what it was. Well IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m sure this is enough for now anyway.