A little slow in some parts, but witty and interesting. The book would have been more interesting if the story was more character driven, instead of depending on a bunch of events again and again to keep it interesting. The characters were great and had funny personalities, it would have been a lot better to use those great characters a little better and make the story a little more relatable as well.
I had high hopes for this book, when I received it as part of the early reviews program. I'm a busy mom of 3 kids with my husband going through a residency program in a hospital. I'm often left feeling like a single parent to my 3 kids, because of my husband's work schedule and was looking forward to a motivational book that could give me some new wisdom that might help me make it through the last few residency years. However, the book, although well-organized, was not an interesting read. It was boring and taught me nothing new. I agree with the last reviewer that all the "wisdom" in this book is wisdom that has been told over and over and is now "common knowledge". In a response to one mother's concern about getting more exercise her great wisdom is to plan a family outing. I don't know anyone who already doesn't do that, but honestly, a family outing isn't going to supply us with the amount of exercise us busy moms are supposed to get in a day. How about the solution of taking the stairs instead of the elevator, park in the middle or back of the parking lot to get more walking in, etc. Those aren't original either, but it's a better solution. Her solutions are very original. The book would have been a lot better if it had any humor in it at all to make it at least a fun read. I honestly wouldn't recommend this book.
I enjoyed reading this book. I love how she presents all the different sides of the issue and I love that the couple worked out their martial problems in the end. The end was not very surprising and I didn't like the way it ended (last 2 pages). I think it would have been better without it. I haven't heard much about this disability and it was a real eye opener about what some mother's go through on a daily basis and how they cope with life.
Although the book claims to be a great read for non-golfers, it can be a bit hard to follow along with all the golf language in the book. Also, I think us, non-golfers, miss out on the wow-ness factor of some swings, the anticipation, etc. However, it is a James Patterson book and as such, it was still a good read. It wasn't great, but it kept me interested. At first glance, someone would think James Patterson was concluding that money fixed problems, but it was actually learning to love yourself, be happy with what you are doing that fixes the problems. I'd recommend it to anyone. It only took me two hours to read and it kept me entertained.
I used to read all of Dean Koontz' books, but this book had me thinking "strange". It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't up to the usual Dean Koontz standards. It is a different story, like nothing I have read so it's so odd at times, it really is strange. I especially think the end is strange. The boyfriend/girlfriend romance was weak, it would have been a better story if that relationship was better.
This book was kept me guessing. It's just as interesting as the first and you never can predict what will happen. I wish they'd develop the love triangle better. Katniss seems to just try to ignore it and it's hard to read who you think she'd ever end up with and neither relationship gives the reader a pick what side they'd want to be on and route for. The ending was surprising and a little sad, but I loved the book.
Absolutely loved this book! It is very heartwarming and uplifting. I read it to my 3 young children for our school and they loved reading about the monkey and how he helped the boy. I've always had a interested in service animals and training them and really liked this book.
I thought this book was great. Essie wants to be married and is quicly becoming an old maid. I love that although she is an old maid, she keeps true to herself. She keeps wearing her silly hats and being the tomboy that she is. She also doens't always make the right choices and think about how her actions will affect her long term and others around her, but she gets through them. I thought the book was fun and touching in some parts.