Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lost by Joy Fielding

This is another one of those books that I could read over and over again... and I have.

Joy Fielding has this amazing ability to present female characters, that are in bad situations, and seem weak, but when faced with these situations, they fight back, and will do anything to improve their situations, and fight for happiness for themselves and people around them.

This seems like a common theme in all her books.

I am not a mother, so a book about somebody with two daughters (one young adult and one teenager) that has been through a divorce, isn't something I have experience with. It's not really needed when I read her books though. I experience things through the characters. I don't always agree with the way things are handled, but I pretty much know things will be better in the end. It's a nice feeling some days.

Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky

I am behind on my book blogging.

I read this one in summer. The most interesting part about this book was the back of the book. I really thought I was in for a wonderful read.

It personally wasn't my kind of book. I can't remember it all exactly now, but I won't be giving it a second chance. I think the phrase 'ohmygod' was used too many times. Exactly like that. I know that's a silly thing to judge a book about, but I am anyway. Believe me, if that was the only thing, I could probably deal with it.

It was about three teenage girls who decided to get pregnant. A pregnancy pact. I think that actually did happen somewhere. To be honest, the idea of the novel sounded good to me. I just didn't like how it played out. I thought at times it was preachy. I also was really annoyed by the teenagers. Possibly because I'm not a teenager anymore, and I can't put myself in that selfish mind set, but I hope not all teenagers are like those girls, and it was over exaggerated.

It was a quick read, and I did finish it. Mostly because I hate quitting things when I've started them. Even bad books.

I'm pretty sure I've read something else by that author and enjoyed it, but I wouldn't read this one again. I actually feel bad writing that, but it's true.