Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting

They weren't the least bit alike.  So how did they become best friends?

Gallery Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 3rd, so look for a copy then.

This story reminds me of a train wreck.  The problems build up over time and when the train hits, you know you know you'll never be the same again.

The troubles begin when the two girls with the odd mothers and unusual home environments become very close and then add a boy to their inner circle.  He's an item with Lulu and everyone knows that.  But when he betrays her with Annabelle, Lulu is never the same again.

The tale is mostly about Lulu.  How her job and her boss become her life.  How her mother improves.  How she avoids the world travelers.  And how she hides the emptiness inside.  Then her friends come home and get married and she goes to the wedding.  Wrong move, she should have stayed away.

She tries hiding, she fights off the advances from a new man in her life, and she tries to make sense out of her life.  It's a hard row to hoe and I wasn't sure she was ever going to make it, but she does come to terms with her life, her actions and her future.  May we all be so lucky...

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