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Friday, August 22, 2014

Let's All Be Brave

I have seen this book reviewed on several blogs this summer so I was thrilled to get the chance to read it. I've never heard of Annie F. Downs or read her blog but the reviews were all great and a book about courage has to be awesome, right?

I just couldn't get into this book. I tried, I really did, but I didn't like it. 

First of all, this book is about courage, yet the most courageous thing the author did was move overseas (then back again a few months later) and then a few hours away from her parents and cried every time she left from a visit. I didn't feel a vibe of courage from her throughout the book at all.

Second, the author and I are of the same age (actually, she's a year older) but I felt as though I was reading a book written by a teenager. The writing is not bad at all, but the season that she is in is a completely different one then my own. Maybe that's it...I feel this is a book written more for a teenager (her other books are) than an adult, married woman raising her own family.

I'd recommend this book to my younger sisters, but not to people my own age. I was actually surprised at all the wonderful reviews, so maybe I'm really the oddball out and the only one who doesn't connect with this book at all.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.


  1. When it comes to books, movies and tv shows, I think that everyone is the odd person out at one time or another. Years ago, the book The Deep End of the Ocean, seemed to be loved by everyone except me. In the past few months, everyone has been talkig about the Outlander series and how thrilled they were that the mini series would start in August. I quickly ordered the books from paperback swap and started the first one. I got to page 185 and totally was not into it. I have been watching the tv show and maybe after that I'll give the books another try. I am the odd man out on this one. No question about it!!!

    1. I'm always surprised when a book/movie/food is raved about and then I try it and I'm like "Yuk!" :) I guess it's different strokes for different folks but I was surprised to see all positive and not one negative about this book.



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