The author of P.S. I Love You is back with a new novel. well, it's fantastic! at least, the first 3 chapters are. We won an arc in a twitter contest and somehow I lost it.
Here's the story as far as I got:
Tamara's a typical teenager. Self-Obsessed, would rather spend time with her friends than her parents, doesn't usually think past her next set of plans. None of these things is necessarily bad until her whole world changes. First, she loses her dad and then her whole sense of self. After the post-dad finances are figured out, it's apparent that Tamara and her mom can't continue living the life they have been.
No more vacations, no more extravagant shopping, no more big house. No, they go to live with her aunt and uncle (whom she barely remembers) in their "little" cottage next to Kilsaney Castle. Left to her own as her mother grieves and her aunt & uncle go about their lives, Tamara is struggling to find her place in her new world while desperately desiring to be back in her old one.
Sadly, that's as far as i got before my apartment ate the book. I know from reading the blurb on the back that a rolling library introduces her to a book that will change everything for Tamara, but I have no idea how or why. The Book of Tomorrow is set in Ahern's Ireland and makes me want to travel. And since I never got to finish the book, I'm going to have to see if my local bookstore has it.
You should too and together we can see how/why/if Tamara is able to cope with the changes thrown at her. And also how one book can make her life seem complete. (isn't that true of our favorite books anyways?)
Recovering with pages,
Hardcover, 320 pages, 21.99 @ borders.com