Selasa, 08 Maret 2011

I love this book.

The Rain Stomper Addie Boswell

The Rain Stomper Addie Boswell

If you're looking for a book with charm and a great atmosphere, I would definitely recommend The Guestbook. Everything from the island to the inn to the town and its people and food is lovingly rendered to really draw you in.

The story follows Lily, who has just left her cheating and controlling husband, as she tries to find herself on Madrona Island, where she has inherited a Bed and Breakfast from her grandmother. The cast of characters she meets there really draws her out of her shell, not to mention the tall, dark, and sensitive artist who lives next door (he's a much better deal than her last husband.) It's interesting to watch Lily's growth from an emotionally abusive relationship to becoming a strong, independent person in her own right. I think a lot of women can relate to Lily's struggles, from having to support herself, both financially and emotionally, to struggling with balancing a budding romantic relationship with her sense of individuality and strength, especially following a messy break up.

The characters are entertaining, the setting is engrossing, and the descriptions of food will leave you hungry for more.

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5 komentar:

  1. The illustrator is gifted - Jazmin really looks alive. You look at her being despondent, or angry, or jubilant, and you can feel what she's feeling. There's an energy in these pictures that perfectly matches the sound pictures created with the text - the bang boom CRASH of the thunder, and later, of Jazmin's marching the rain out of the street (even the weeds came out!) so she can have her parade after all. Any library would be enriched by this book.

    BalasHapus
  2. Manuel Meadows10 Oktober 2012 08.32

    Loved this sweet story from a Pacific Northwest writer--we know all about rain. Does Jazmin let it spoil her parade--no! She stomps, jumps and splashes in the rain. Great book for youngsters showing how to cope with unexpected rain. Jazmin is in a baton twirling group and she sad to see it pouring. She tries to stop the rain. When she can not-- she stomped, splashed, skipped and shouted. Her stomping, splashing, jumping and twirling makes the others take notice and join her.

    BalasHapus
  3. Ricardo Jackson19 November 2012 12.32

    This is a wonderful children's book, especially for younger children. The book is full of sound. The "stomp, stomp, stomp" and "crash, boom, bang" along with the sweetly drawn illustrations will put this at the top of your little one's list of favorites. They will love to say/read the words with you.

    BalasHapus
  4. I love this book. Go out and buy it for your kids. They will love it.

    BalasHapus