I’ll admit it.
I used to read more novels…before I began writing them.
Writing takes up a LOT, okay almost all, of my free time.
So when I do decide to read a novel, I choose carefully.
As a writer, I know how important reviews are.
That is why, once a month, I am going to share my thoughts on my one carefully chosen book.
So, here’s my pick for February.
I fell in love with Teaspoon immediately. Now, I don’t want to give away any part of this story, but I DO want you to understand that it really struck home to me. I guess it’s because I’ve KNOWN kids with lives like Teaspoon’s, the self-absorbed adult that she adores, the kind individuals who want to make a difference but lack the authority, the snot-head kids across the street, the uptown folks who don’t want to mar their images by being seen in the wrong part of town…I guess what I’m trying to say is that Sandra Kring writes people like they’re real. I know that she doesn’t know the same people I know but she writes them as if she does. She writes humanity in every character. Teaspoon is wide-eyed and full of hope, believing the best of everyone, even those who don’t deserve it. I found myself wanting to smack a couple of characters up side the head, as we say around here, but that just testifies to how “real” the characters in this book seem.
So, I highly endorse this book. If you’re going to pick up one book [besides mine, of course] this month, consider How High the Moon by Sandra Kring.