I used to be a book blogger.
For five years, I shared my loved for great novels, putting special emphasis on novels that were published two, three, ten years ago.
Do you also have a thing for « old » books? Am I alone in my weirdness?
Don’t get me wrong, I love new releases! More then often, I’m sooo envious of booktubers/bookbloggers holding the ARC of a book I can’t wait to read.
Nevertheless, the library holds many great treasures simply waiting, patiently, to be discovered or re-discovered.
Must admit, what caught my attention with that book at first was the famousness of the author: Delia Ephron.
A dearly beloved role-model, friend, most important person in my life loved the movie she had wrote with her sister, You’ve got mail.
A little heartwarming literature, with a side of romance, was just what this over-tired mama needed.
The novel was borrowed for three weeks. I finished it in less than a day.
Published in 2007 (yes, more than 10 years ago), the amazing « Frannie in pieces » simply captured my imagination, all of it, and hold me captive in another world for many delightful hours.
It has been a while since a novel swept me off my feet like that.
Funny too, because at the beginning, even though I was hooked right away, at times I really wondered where this story was going.
And, before I knew it, I would keep reading, reading, reading. One more chapter, just one more.
It’s not a thriller or a suspens or anything. It’s a teen novel dans les règles de l’art. A really well-told story about a teen who experiences a great loss, and through it, experiences what it is to live… sort of anyway.
Yes, I did cry. But it’s an overall joyful story, full of colours, art, friendship and re-conquered love.
Please note: the romance is there, but in the back-ground, quiet and sweet.
Other positive note, the author stayed away from the stereotypes, and it was most, most welcomed.
Without further ado, I will let you go get « Frannie in pieces » at your local library.
Thanks for reading and happy reading fellow book lovers!