Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Book Review: "Becca By the Book" by Laura Jensen Walker

Getaway Girls Book 3

Product Description (from Amazon):Sales clerk, barista, telemarketer, sign waver … At twenty-five, free-spirited Becca Daniels is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. What Becca doesn’t want to be is bored. She craves the rush of a new experience, whether it’s an extreme sport, a shocking hair color, or a new guy. That’s why she quit her bookstore job, used her last bit of credit to go skydiving, and broke her leg. And that’s why, grounded and grumpy, Becca bristles when teased by friends for being commitment-phobic. In response, Becca issues an outrageous wager—that she can sustain a three-month or twenty-five date relationship with the next guy who asks her out. When the guy turns out to be “churchy” Ben—definitely not Becca’s type—she gamely embarks on a hilarious series of dates that plunge her purple-haired, free-speaking, commitment-phobic self into the alien world of church potlucks and prayer meetings. This irrepressible Getaway Girl will have you cheering her on as she “suffers” through her dates, gains perspective on her life’s purpose, and ultimately begins her greatest adventure of all.

My overall feeling of the book:
I really enjoyed the first two Getaway Girls books and was really looking forward to reading more about Becca. Becca was the only non-Christian Getaway girl and I was looking forward to a good conversion story. I didn’t quite get everything that I wanted. It was still a very good book but I wish it wouldn’t have left me hanging. The book also wasn’t as “conservative” as I am so I had a few issues.

My Favorite Character:
My favorite character was Lucy. She wasn’t a main character and yet she had such an impact on the main characters of the story. I loved her attitude.

My Favorite Scene:
My favorite scene is when Becca breaks her ankle while skydiving and all the Getaway Girls come to her at the hospital immediately and take over caring for her. They work out a meal rotation and a driving schedule and show their support and love for Becca without a second thought.

It Would Have Been Better If:
The book had a sequel. I’ve always heard that sometimes one person will plant the seed (of faith) and another person/s has to water that seed. I want to know more about what happens with Becca and her seed being watered as suggested in the last few sentences of the book.

I would recommend this book to:
Those who have read the other Getaway Girls books, book lovers, thrill seekers, those who have ever had a broken leg/ankle/foot.

I do suggest reading the first two books in the series in order to get to know Becca’s character better before reading this book.

7/10. Good

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1 comment:

  1. O I loved the 1st one (Daring Chloe) so I really should catch up.


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