Author: Eileen Cook
Published: February 26, 2007
Publisher: Eileen Cook
Format: Kindle Edition
Acquisition: Free Download on Amazon
Purchase at: Amazon
The Commencement: This book was free on Amazon so I downloaded it and it is part of July’s Random Reads. I also included it in my Summer Lovin’ Read-a-thon Goals. So basically, I know nothing about this book. Therefore, I had no expectations.
The Cover: The cover was very cute and simple. I wouldn’t call it stunning, but sometimes simplicity can be really nice. It’s good enough, not really as playful as the story though. However, it still coincides with the theme of the story so it’s all good.
The Composition: The basic gist of the story is pretty common, but the things that happened around it made a world of difference. This book is laugh-out-loud-funny! Eileen Cook has a good sense of humor. This book also debunks a lot of preconceived notions that people have about Canada and religious or paranormal beliefs. I like how the chapter headings are zodiac predictions, but are actually just introducing you to the chapter. They’re long chapter titles though – it took me 3% of my Kindle ebook before the story started. All in all, I like how this book has a voice of reason, yet still makes me laugh. She also talks a lot about food, which makes me hungry a lot while reading.
P.S. I am very much curious about Jane’s French Toast Recipe because it has cream cheese, and I LOVE cream cheese.
Sophie is funny – crazy funny. She can be a little over-the-top with the things she does to achieve what she wants. It made me laugh so much. I’m a little thankful I don’t go crazy like her. She was fun to read about. She’s smart and sweet. She just misdirects herself with thinking the wrong things sometimes. She doesn’t know how to listen too, which can be frustrating at times. But I still supported her the whole way through. She’s lovable like that, I guess.
The side characters were really good as well. I love Nick’s voice for being the logical one in all of this. He’s the adorable Scottish bookworm in this story~ He’s really smart and sweet, and he cares a lot for Sophie. Doug is the crazy guy who broke up with Sophie and started the whole mess. I hate Doug. I don’t know why Sophie loves him so much. He’s such a dick or maybe he’s just really so vain. Girls can be so blinded sometimes. We tend to be too nice. In the story, we also have Jane who is Sophie’s awesome best friend that takes really good care of Sophie. I love her~
The Couple: I was totally rooting for Nick and Sophie, and I feel like there weren’t enough pages for their romance. I wanted to read more of it. I liked it that much. They just had a lot of fun/ny times together, and it was really good. I just really wish more things happened between them~ I love Nick!
The Charm: My favorite part is the first few chapters because Sophie was acting so crazy and it was so funny and adorable that you don’t know if you should be amused or annoyed. I went with amused – very amused. This book tugged a little on my heart strings because of my recent break up, but I wouldn’t dare go through the lengths that Sophie did. It was fun living it through her.
The Conclusion: Overall, this was an enjoyable book. I surely had a lot of fun with it. It’s a light and fluffy read, with a little twist of intellectual or logical ideas. I like how things played out in the end.
- This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
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