Thursday, December 16, 2010
Why I Am Glad That I Gave "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" a 2nd Chance
I picked this book up in 2009.My Mom had read it with her book club. My Mom and I have the same likes in reading material, so I figured I would love it as much as she had. The first time I tried to read this book I would read only a few pages each day. This did not work with this book. I could not keep any of the characters straight or what was happening. I recently tried reading the book again. This time, I dedicated over one hour for a first time reading of the book. I was able to distinguish characters and where things were taking place. By about page 50, I was fully immersed in the story.I loved this book. I really did not want it to end.
This book was rich with colorful characters and I loved the fact this whole story is told through letters. It is nice to read a story that is different from the norm. I also really liked the main character Juliet. It was very satisfying to see the growth take place in Juliet. She truly learned how to open her heart to others. You could see this by how happy she was at the end of the book. I also grew to love the caring and kind people that lived in Guernsey.
So, if you have not yet read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", then it is about time that you did.