Wednesday, February 8, 2017

On My Kindle - Every Secret Thing by Ann Tatlock

Beth Gunnar returns to her Alma Mater, Seaton Academy, as a seasoned English teacher. Most of her memories are pleasant, but she's haunted by one life-changing event. It takes reconnecting with old friends and a bond forged with a bright student to finally put the past into its proper perspective.

I'm not into poetry. Philosophical discussions - uh, no. I kept reading this book, hoping for a payoff. At Chapter 26, I almost gave up. Then, a funny thing happened. The characters started doing stuff instead of talking/musing, and it all came together.

If you haven't figured it out by now, this wasn't my usual kind of read. I'm glad I stuck with it. When all was said and done, this book finally made sense to me. The end reached a satisfying conclusion.

A lot of people have difficulty finding meaning in life. The characters' search for truth, values, and worth make it a good choice. I'm giving this one four stars.

Disclaimer:  I received this Kindle version during a free promotion. Neither the author nor the publisher paid me for a review. All opinions are mine and mine alone.

Writers:  How do you keep a reader's attention?

Readers:  If a book isn't "grabbing" you, do you continue reading or abandon it? Why?

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