Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book review: Belong to Me

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The book Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos was every bit as good as her first book.  I listened to both books and I know that part of why I like the books so much is because I really like the woman who reads them Julia Gibson.  The characters are wonderfully written.  They are believable and sound like people you would want to know in real life.  Besides that, they have wonderfully unique names, which

The book is actually a continuation of her first book, Love Walked In, told from the point of view of the main character, Cornelia, and two new characters, Piper and Dev.  Cornelia and her husband Teo have moved from the city to the suburbs, which she's not sure she likes at first.  She meets her neighbor, Piper, who seems completely perfect and put together and judgmental of everyone who isn't also perfect and put together.  Piper does reveal a softer side of her character when she's spending time with Elizabeth, her best friend who is dying of cancer.  Dev is a teenager who is much too smart to be popular with the other students in his school.  The connection between Dev and the other characters doesn't become clear until later in the story, but it's interesting to hear part of the story narrated by a teenager as well as a boy, which contrasts nicely with the narration of Cornelia and Piper.

The plot has enough twists to keep things interesting without feeling forced.  And I was completely surprised by how everything came together in the end.  I would definitely recommend this book!

1 comment:

  1. i remember reading this, nut might like to listen to it.

    thank you, for your thoughts and prayers, when i needed them most.


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