Heartwarming Books in Mini-Reviews

December 6, 2017 Uncategorized 6

Heartwarming Books in Mini-ReviewsTitle: Seven Days of Us
Author: Francesca Hornak
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

This novel, about a family quarantined with only each other and their secrets, was precisely the sort of cozy holiday read I was looking for. I loved that it was predictable; it made for a nice mix of anticipation of what was to come and a relaxed belief everything would end happily. With the exception of the spoiled younger sister, the characters felt unique and their interactions were believable. A sudden reveal towards the end made me knock a star off. I didn’t feel like the author gave this last change enough time to properly unfold. Instead, if felt like a contrived opportunity for each character to show whether they’d changed.

Heartwarming Books in Mini-ReviewsTitle: Push Girl
Author: Chelsie Hill, Jessica Love
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

This story of how Kara adjusts to life in a wheelchair is co-written by the young woman on whose life the story is based. In addition to sharing the experience of being in a wheel chair, the author brought to life all the normal high school concerns Kara was balancing at the same time. In some stories, teen drama can drive me crazy, but here, it was written in a way that brought me back to that time and made me empathize with the Kara. The ending to this story wrapped up surprisingly neatly, but I kind of liked that about it. I’d definitely look for it if you’re looking for a feel-good read.

6 Responses to “Heartwarming Books in Mini-Reviews”

    • DoingDewey

      Haha, that’s a fun example of how we each like different things. I always feel a little better writing negative reviews when I think someone else might like a book for the same reasons I didn’t 🙂

  1. Angela

    I don’t normally read holiday-themed stories, but I did want to read Seven Days of Us. I liked the premise of it; for some reason I thought it was going to be funny. Great reviews!

    • DoingDewey

      It wasn’t laugh out loud funny, but it was entertaining in the same way as a romantic comedy. I haven’t done many holiday themed stories in the past, but I really enjoyed this and might try to do more.

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