Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Looking for Normal, by Betty Monthei

After Annie's mother is killed by her father (who then kills himself), she and her brother have to come to live with their maternal grandparents. Some things there are better, but as grandma reveals her own abusive tendencies, Annie must both learn how to cope with all of her fears and anger, and also how to forgive everyone who is causing her pain.

The first half of this book really drags as Monthei brings us up to speed through the use of flashbacks that don't really do much more than explain how spousal homicide happens. The second half gets better, but seems to be so much of a different story that it is hard to develop a clear coherent story.


brianna said...

this is a book that keeps you at the edge of your seat this is a book you will want to read

brianna said...

this is an interesting book that keeps you on the edge of your seat it is something that you would want to read