Saturday, July 23, 2016
Review: Last Chance
Title: Last Chance (originally Keeping the Moon)
Author: Sarah Dessen
Year published: 2004
How I got this book: Bought it through Book Depository (affiliate link)
My rating: 3,5 stars
Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast - first for being fat and then for being "easy" - Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Caroline.
But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.
This is probably going to be a short review, because I don't really have a lot of thoughts about this book. This is a short, sweet book, which makes it a perfect, short summer read.
I finished this in two sittings. It's nicely written and super easy to read. It's shorter than the books I normally read, which is both good and bad. It's good because it's not a big investment starting this book, making it easier to pick up. At the same time, though, you don't really get that involved with the story. Granted, this is a contemporary book, and I usually read fantasy, so it's not hard to get into the world. However, I didn't connect with any of the characters. It just didn't feel like I had enough time to do it, so I didn't really care how the story ended for the characters.
Still, this is a sweet read for summer, especially if you want something light hearted for the beach. It doesn't bring up serious issues in a tough way, and it doesn't really make you think all that much. Sometimes, that's exactly what you want, and for that purpose, this book is great. It's not a book I'll tell everyone to read, but if you're looking for something cute and short, you should give this a try.
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