Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore

4 Stars
R- 3

This was a good read. A little formulaic in places maybe, but good. Kind of your standard "can't wait to get out of the small town" coming-of-age story.

Catherine Grace (everyone goes by first and middle names) is the oldest daughter of a third generation Baptist preacher. She can't wait to get out of the little town of Ringgold, Georgia. After all, it's not always easy being the preacher's daughter.

(For you LDS kids, think Bishop's daughter. In a place where "town" and "ward" are synonomous and EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING about you. Then picture your dad's reaction if, at a Stake Baptism, you shoved another kid into the font while waiting your turn. Hmm. I don't want to picture my dad's reaction.)

Yeah, she does that... granted the kid probably deserved it. And it was a lake, which is probably not as dangerous as getting shoved into a font would be. Yikes.

Anyway. She finally grows up and gets out... but is life in the big city really what she wants? Be careful what you wish for.

Good read, like I said. Wasn't overly memorable for me. (I read it less than 12 hours ago and I'm having a hard time thinking of what else to say about it.) But I enjoyed it.

Only 2 more Reader's Choice books to go! (Yeah, yeah, plus Dead Lucky, but I'm not exactly dying to read that one.)

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