"Read this book in one day, as it's easy to read and fast-moving. It's pretty obvious who the murderer is and his motives, but for some reason I liked this book. If you enjoy Jodi Picoult's books, you should try this one out."
"This book should be the first thing you buy when you start Nursing School. It helped me tremendously in writing care plans and papers. I wish i hadn't give in up b/c now that I am an RN it would still be helpful. 5/5 stars"
"This one was just okay for me. I didn't really like Isabelle's character as I could not get how she could be so naive about life when she herself had experienced the very same things as an adolescent herself, as her daughter Amy. And, I never connected with any of the characters. Short, easy read though."
"I just finished this book and am wishing for more. It is an adorable read on a 13 year old's take on her mom's mental fallout. It made me remember what it was like to be 13; teenage angst at its best. I am looking forward to finding more from this author."
"I really liked this book about a girl, Berry Jackson, just trying to grow up in a sleepy boring town. Well boring until her father goes missing, her mom starts acting strange, and she falls in love with a roadside jailbird. I think if Scout Finch (from To Kill a Mockingbird) and Berry Jackson knew each other they would have been the best of friends."
"Two friends are brought to a remote village to "lose" their intellect and culture, but instead they make new friends and gain a whole new respect for their countrymen. Simply written and easy to read. Another great coming-of-age story."
"I think originally written in 1961, this is a short account of an Irish woman wondering who she is after she leaves city life in London, a charming man, and a good job, and marries a man her family did not approve of with children that will not accept her as mom. It is her struggle to be who she "thinks" she should be that makes this story compelling. It might appear to be a sleeper, but I am glad I took the time to read this little gem."
"Taking place during the first World War, this book brings to light the hardship women had face before women's suffrage. The women of a small mountain town in Nova Scotia are used to home births by a kindly wise midwife and they would not have it any other way until challenged by a new doctor in town, who deems it unsafe and basically stupid to not want a hospital birth, where the mother is sedated, barely remembering the event at all. Dora, at first a young girl at the start of this novel is at the heart of this struggle, as she takes the lead role as midwife after a tragedy occurs. I really liked this book and although it took a bit to capture my attention, once it did I could not put it down."
"Wow! What a cute book. Reminds me so much of Whistling in the Dark. It was a breeze to read and enjoyable one at that. And the message: Don't judge a book by its cover- rings true throughout the book."
"A really honest account of life in Afghanistan. It is told through the eyes of a female journalist who is able to move between the very segregated lives of men and women in this country, even though she herself if female. You see how life was pre and post 9/11 over there as well. Along with A Thousand Splendid Suns, I feel I understand more about this country and its turmoils. I really enjoyed this book."
"Loved this book and way the author thinks. This one had me literally from page one, which rarely happens for me. Basically, broken people from different walks of life come under one roof to find they can still put the pieces back together, especially when they have a shoulder to cry on. Great book!"
"This book was just "okay" for me. A bookmobile is brought to a remote village in Africa. Some of the villagers enjoy and look forward to the next visit, while others oppose it outright.
It seemed to go on and on about one boy and his missing books and i found the book overall to be dry and lacking a real story. I wish there had been more descriptions of the people and their surroundings. Rating 3/5"
"this book really breaks down medications, categorizing them by body system and their effects on the body. Especially helpful was the Cardiac and Endocrine Sections. I did well in Pharmacology and I think this book is the reason why."
"This is the story of a mom that knows deep down there's something "not right" about her 2 year old son. Her husband, her therapist, her friends all say she's nuts. And then comes the diagnosis. It is the story of frustration, guilt, but also of never giving up, of hope. I really enjoyed reading this and recommend it to anyone who has small children, and even those who don't (like me). It has a nice satisfying ending, and you'll think twice about the kid acting up in the grocery cart next to you."
"About a girl who has a big decision to make when her fiance ends up with a traumatic brain injury and all its aftermath. Does she stick by his side and give up what she thinks she wants in life or forget him all together. She goes through a rollercoaster of emotions and actually makes several decisions in the end, kind of coming full circle while growing up a lot in the process. I really enjoyed this book. It's a quick but rewarding read in my opinion."