Saturday, July 19, 2014
This review is for the book "Bittersweet" by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore. I will admit I was thrown off at first with this book. I got it from a website which I thought gave out Christian fiction books to review. So in the very beginning when there was some cursing I started wondering about it. I couldn't wrap my head around the characters or the plot, either. I was going to give up on the book, so I decided to check out some other reviews on it. Once I realized it was certainly not a Christian novel I gave up those expectations, and then when I realized it was going to turn into a suspense novel I decided to continue reading and give it a second chance.
The story follows a girl named Mabel who, by chance, gets a college roommate who invites her into her life of riches and fame. Mabel has no idea the entanglements that are involved in the lives of her roommate's family, though. Unfortunately Mabel gets twisted and tangled right along with everyone else.
I will say that I'm glad I gave the book a second chance. I think it was much more detailed than it needed to be, but the story itself was interesting. Once the suspense part really came around I was more intrigued than I was in the first half of the book.
Thank you to Waterbrook Multnomah and Crown Publishers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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