Saturday, 6 August 2011

Rosie and Skate by Beth Ann Bauman

Rosie and Skate
Beth Ann Bauman
Wendy Lamb Books
[August 6, 2009]

“The novel uses the empty storefronts and windy beaches of autumn to explore loss, confusion and love.” —The New York Times Book Review.

It's off-season at the Jersey shore. The boardwalk belongs to the locals—including Rosie and Skate, sisters who are a year apart in age but couldn't be more different. Rosie's fifteen, shy, and waiting for her life to begin. Skate, sixteen, is tougher and knows what she wants. Readers will be totally caught up as the sisters' story plays out within the embrace of their quirky, warmhearted community.

Another book that wasn't what I was expecting.

I love Jersey beaches/boardwalk. In fact, I just got back yesterday from a vacation in Wildwood, south of Jersey shore. I liked the idea of sisters that live there all year round. So I grabbed it.

I wasn't that impressed, though. It's a really short book, but I had a hard time reading it. It was slow. Not much seemed to happen besides the sisters having boy problems and avoiding each other. They only thing that really stood out was that Skate was melodramatic and Rose was a bit of a softie. 

It wasn't a bad read. It was good writing and some interesting side characters. But the storyline was slow and not all that interesting to me and the sisters were a little too cliche. Others may like it, others who don't need romance and something happening as much as I do, but it just wasn't for me.


1 comment:

  1. Sad you didn't love it, the description sounded really promising. Will have to check out more reviews of it. Thanks for your thoughts!



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