Thursday, November 8, 2007
Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos
This is another one that I enjoyed - although it took me a while to get into it.
The book is told by two characters - Cornelia and Clare. Cornelia is living in a world created by old movies - and hoping for her one true love to walk in the coffee shop that she manages.
Clare is an 11 year old living with a mother on the edge of madness.
The chapters go back and forth between the two of them - picking up the story as they go.
This is one those books that have a great story that I really love - but the writing style bogged me down time after time. Cornelia is constantly living in movies - detailing bits and pieces that I didn't think really added to the story.
Clare's story was much clearer and more childlike. Clare carefully hides her mother's fall into darkness with expert care. She makes sure that she can take care of herself - hiding from all exactly what is going on. That works until her mother completely disappears.
That's when Clare and Cornelia cross paths and Love trully walks in...
This is a sweet and tender story -yet not completely predictable!