Saturday, June 25, 2011
The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
Review: 3.5/5 stars
Brief Summary: Abby's life is turned upside down when foreign exchange student, Dante, comes to school. Even though she has a boyfriend whom she's been best friends with since they were kids, Abby can't help being drawn to the new guy. Strange things happen when she's around him and she soon finds out why.
My Thoughts: The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum is a fun read with plenty of romance, action, drama, and mystery. It has a very interesting premise that I don't want to really give away but time is involved and that always makes for a twisting, turning, surprising plot line. The teenager emotions were a little much at times but I'm sure a real teenager (not a 37 year-old, stay-at-home mom) would appreciate their authenticity. My daughter--11 going on 16--loved this book. Abby and Dante are likable and I can imagine a few book crushes on Dante might be formed while reading this book.
Recommendations: I think this book would appeal to anyone 12 and up looking for a clean romance.
Ratings: 1.2.1 Plenty of kissing and affection but not really inappropriate. There is some violence--fisticuffs, etc. No profanity that I remember.
Thanks for reading!