Book Review:  A Long Way Down

Warning:  This book surrounds the premise of suicide and one of the main characters was imprisoned for having sex with a minor.

A story of four people who befriend each other when they attempt suicide on New Years Eve.  The writing captivated me.  The story was told as if each character was talking directly to the reader…in brain dump style (rambling on about what happened, as if trying to figure out where to go/what to do).

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Book Review:  The Christmas Bookshop

The last Christmas book of the year.  This is an enjoyable story of family dynamics where one person does not fit in/is not like the others.  Opportunities presented themselves (with the help of mom) in which the main character, Carmen, learns the importance of family and community, and of course, a romance blossomed (it’s a Christmas book).

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