Monday, February 18, 2008
Body Surfing - Review and Giveaway
There is nothing more I love in a book than a character who has bigger problems than I do. I love seeing how the character handles the situations most of all.
So when I read Body Surfing by Anita Shreve, I was enthralled to say the least. Sydney, the main character, encounters so many different personality types and I kept thinking about how I personally would've reacted to each one. Not as well as Sydney I have to admit!
Through Sydney, we get an inside look into the inner dynamics and workings of a family that she begins to work for. It's like getting to be a fly on the wall in this oh-so-interesting household. The biggest twist being that the two brothers fall for Sydney. I can't say more without giving the whole book away, but I promise you do NOT want to miss this one!
I was already a big fan of Anita Shreve. (Have you read her book The Weight of Water? It's one of my favorites.)
I love her writing style...it flows so easily. She has a way of composing her words so that you forget you're reading a story. It sucks you in and keeps you turning page after page. Read an excerpt here from Body Surfing for yourself to see what I mean.
This is one of those books that I couldn't wait to lay in bed and read every night. I looked forward to seeing what would befall Sydney next, and, as I said, how she would handle it all.
Want to get lost in Body Surfing yourself? I am giving away one copy of the novel to one lucky reader, courtesy of Hachette Book Group USA! All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post. For a double entry, simply post a link to this contest and to Body Surfing on your own site.
Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. EST, Monday, March 3. Winner will be selected at random using Random.org and announced on March 4. Good luck and happy reading!
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