Monday, February 8, 2010

Book Review - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I recently read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
My first impression - A bit annoyed with the style of the book. The entire story is letters written between the characters. I felt like it was the ultimate in telling instead of showing.
Why I kept reading - Many people had recommended the book and I really enjoyed the spunk of Juliet, the main character.
When did I fall in love with the book - About halfway through. The characters were delightful. And even though I didn't love the letter-style, the authors did an amazing job of making it a great story even though you weren't "living in the moment."
I never felt like I couldn't set the story down and walk away, but I did adore the characters and learning about Guernsey and I cheered at the end.
I believe everyone should read this book. It is touching and taught me many things.

3 comments:

  1. I really liked this book too. It inspired me to read 84 Charing Cross Road. :)

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  2. I'll have to find that one. Thanks for the suggestion,
    Cami

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  3. My book club really liked this one. It's true that at first it does take some getting used to because it is written entirely in letters. But the story is a good one. Here is my review:
    http://libraryofcleanreads.blogspot.com/2009/06/guernsey-literary-and-potato-peel-pie.html

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