As i’ve mentioned before i didn’t have a strong desire to read this book…. until i read all the wonderful reviews people were posting! It seemed a bit too creepy for me, and maybe a little bit too “grown-upish” fiction. (FYI… It isn’t!)
I got another opportunity to read this book so, i had to sign up!
While browsing the author website i found one of the neatest things… A book soundtrack. I wish so many more authors would do this! I’m a HUGE music nerd and have heard (and love) most every artist on this list. I’m glad to hear about the ones i don’t know of too. If they’re on this list with all the other wonderful artists I know they’ll be great!
I’m really glad that it’s not only comprised of the token christian contemporary artists. CCM artists are great but I love to hear about people I haven’t tried before.
Gee thanks, Bonnie, now my Itunes cart got that much longer! 🙂
Here with Me by Dido
Holy Moses by Jann Arden
Kite Song by Rosie Thomas
Riverside by John Gorka
White Flag by Dido
Long Lost Brother by Over the Rhine
Paper Doll by Rosie Thomas
Out Loud by Mindy Smith
Why Waste More Time by Rosie Thomas
If Words Were Bullets by The Daylights
Jealous of the Moon by Nickel Creek
Much Farther to Go by Rosie Thomas
If This City Never Sleeps by Rosie Thomas
Too Much Love Will Kill You by Queen
Analyse by the Cranberries
Let Him Fly by Patty Griffin
Peace of Mind by Mindy Smith
Shooting Horses by Jann Arden
Little Girl by The Daylights
For the epilogue: Hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse
Jack’s song: I Believe by Derek Webb
Kate’s song: Hard to Get by Rich Mullins
Okay, i’m now going to actually talk about the book. 🙂 MHMMMMM! This is GREAT! I’m so, so proud of David C. Cook for publishing great fiction this year! You get a GIANT thumbs up from me, you guys!
Bonnie Grove is an incredible first novelist. I was shocked that she’s never written a fiction book before. Basically this book is perfect! It has all the wonderful markings of great book. There’s a bit of mystery, sorrow, grief, hope and love in this book. Bonnie Grove is excellent at weaving an intricate and beautiful story.
Kate is a multi-dimensional character and i had a great time reading more about her and what made her tick. Very highly recommended. This book should come with a warning though. It is not good public reading. I should know! i read it while in a doctor’s waiting room. Do you know how hard it can be to not start outright sobbing when this book moves you so to tears?
Be sure to check out her site, it’s pretty neat(click on the photo!)