I love to blog and I love to read, so Cole's bloggy book club has been a favorite for me. This month, I'm so excited to begin working with her to co-host the book club!
What better thing to read about than friendships, too? This month was a great selection. I saw the name and thought it would be boring, but I enjoyed it so much!
So without further ado, here are my thoughts on Friendship Bread by Darien Gee...
1. Did you like the book? Why or why not?
I really did enjoy this book. At first glance, I thought it would be too fluffy, even for me, but it really wasn't and I loved it!
2. Do the characters seem real and believable? Can you relate to them?
The characters were awesome. They were everyday people with everyday stories. One tragic, one troubled.... it was stuff you might see in our everyday lives, which made reading enjoyable.
3. Is the ending satisfying? If so, why? If not, why not? How would you change it?
I thought the end was satisfying, but it seemed to jump to an ending when I wasn't ready for it to end. There wasn't as much build up or prep as I would have liked before the story concluded.
4. If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask?
Tell me more about Madeline and how the tea shop fared. She was a precious character. I wonder if she was modeled after anyone the author knew.
5. How do characters change or evolve throughout the course of the story? If so, how/why?
All of the women involved really seemed to grow up in different ways. Some literally grew into mothers. Others grew to repair relationships. That seemed to be a theme by the end. Growth!
What do you think? Anyone agree or disagree with me? :-)
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