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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The One (Chloe Gamble Series)

Ed Decter
Published 2009
336 Pages
Rating: B

Two words: Fast Read! I couldn't put this book down! I saw the cover and was not very excited about reading it. It just didn't look like my cup of tea. But, like they say, "Never judge a book by it's cover." Whoever came up with that was so right.

Chloe Gamble has "it" and everyone that meets her, knows it. She's gorgeous and charismatic and gets her way most of the time. She used to guys and girls staring at her in her hometown of Spurlock, Texas. When Chloe is eating with her twin brother and mom, she sees her dad kissing some girl only a few years older than herself. This has them make the quick decision of picking up and moving to Hollywood to become famous.

Basically this book has been done before most likely, but is still a really exciting book. There's a sequel coming out this winter called VIP Lounge. I can't wait to read about the Chloe Gamble again.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Perfect Match

Jodi Picoult
Published 2003
384 Pages
Rating: B+

This book was a gift and I've heard so many great things about this author that I was really excited to start it. I did my research on this book and there were a bunch of mixed reviews so I was kind of nervous that I wouldn't like it. So, I started it on March 13th and finished it on April 13th. It was one of the slowest reads but it was still a great book.
So, on April 13th I was so relieved to have finally finished this book and so sad because it was over. I learned a lot about stuff having to do with the law and it was quite interesting. Some parts were a little disturbing, but I've read worse. Besides, if you read this book and know what it's about, then you really shouldn't be complaining.
This book starts off with Caleb Frost, Nina Frost and Nathaniel Frost. Nina is a lawyer that works with child molestation cases and sees everyday how easily these molesters get off without punishment. Usually the child isn't competent to testify because they get nervous in front of the judge and whoever else happens to be the room.
One day, Nina's son Nathaniel just stops talking. He is literally unable to talk so after having a few visits to the child psychiatrist she finds out that he was sexually abused. The story goes on from there with the court trials and finding out who was the cause of it. I don't want to say too much about the story because I'll end up giving away spoilers. But, if you're in the mood for something different and exciting, definitely give this book a shot.
PS. This definitely will not be the last of Jodi Picoult books for me.