Wednesday, June 22, 2011

JEAN THOMPSON'S "THE YEAR WE LEFT HOME" (REVIEW)

JEAN THOMPSON'S "THE YEAR WE LEFT HOME" (REVIEW)


This book was wonderful. It's usually hard to find the story of someone else's life interesting when it's fictitiously written but Jean Thompson brought this family to life so vividly you felt a part of it. Each chapter is written about the different siblings and using their point of views on matters of life, death, marriage, family, and children. I found myself drifting through this book effortlessly and easily put faces to each character so that it played out almost as if I were watching a movie. You feel the good and the bad, live their lives with them and find yourself cheering when they make the right choices and wishing you could offer them advice when they don't.

This is definitely a book anyone would enjoy. There is so much in it that all of us can relate to and the story is one that simply draws you in. I will be on the look-out for more of her writing!

-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club

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