I didn't LOVE this book like many other people did. However, I found the whole plot line unique given the whole kidnapping for ransom thing has been done before.
2. My Story by Elizabeth Smart. THREE out of FIVE stars.
I hate to say anything negative about this, but I just found the writing juvenile and Elizabeth's extremely conservative attitude annoying. It's such a tragic story and I really admire her bravery, but she's not a writer. However, I don't think she wrote the book to be a writer, and I understand she was writing it from her perspective as a 14 year old. I think she wrote it to share her horrible experience, and that she did.
3. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. FIVE out of FIVE stars.
I mean, I'm a little biased because I LOVE Jodi. This was one of my favorite Jodi books. She always does such great research on each and every one of her books and I NEVER see the endings coming. I loved that this book had to do with elephants, because I'm definitely an elephant lover.
4. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. THREE out of FIVE stars.
UGH. I was told I was either going to love or hate this book. I did like 2 out of the 3 parts, but I mostly found her annoying. She sounded like a martyr and something about that drove me insane. It kind of had the same undertones as "Wild," which I liked better, but still didn't love. I'm torn on this one.
5. Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler. FIVE out of FIVE stars.
OH MY GOSH. I stumbled across this book thanks to Amber and it was absolutely amazing. It was a little slow at first but I ended up in tears by the end. It tackled the long-standing issue of racial prejudice in our nation in such a tasteful, yet not politically correct (thankfully) way.
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