Monday, November 28, 2011

"Wherever You Go" by Heather Davis

From Goodreads: "Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend?

As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side?

Told from the perspectives of Holly, Jason, and Rob,Wherever You Go is is a poignant story about making peace with the past, opening your heart to love, and finding the courage to move forward into the light." 

If I had to describe this book in one word it would be "sweet". Almost everything about it was "sweet"- from Holly's relationship with her little sister and her grandfather, from her relationship with Jason, the prose of the book, to the characters (who were quite well-developed and dynamic) themselves. Holly was a character you couldn't help but like and root for. 

I did quite enjoy the book being told from multiple perspectives (I have read numerous reviews where people have complained about this, citing that the shifts in perspectives was a bit confusing, but I didn't have a problem with it, Heather did a marvelous job, in my opinion, differentiating between the characters). However, I must admit, I did have a bit of difficulties getting into the book, the pacing of the book was a bit slow for my taste and while I found the second half of the book to be much more enjoyable than the first half, I was a but disappointed that there wasn't a really grand climax (or "AHA!" moment). 

That being said, while the book didn't do much for me I am know that fans of Lurlene McDaniel's books will love this book as it has the same sort of vibe to it (in fact, I am going to force- in the nicest way possible- my little sister who loves Lurlene McDaniel books to give this a go). If you are looking for a lighter book that pulls at your heartstrings, I highly recommend this.

Rating: 7/10

I received this book from the publisher to read and honestly review. I was not compensated in any way for said review.

1 comment:

  1. omg, I used to DEVOUR Lurlene McDaniel books when I was a tween--I was an angst whore even way back when! So yeah, I've had this one on my radar for a while. I honestly don't mind multiple POVs in a book so long as there's a scene/chapter break separating them--it's interesting to me to see the same story through multiple characters' eyes.

    Thanks for the review!



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