Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Things I Know About Love

Livia's experience of love has been disappointing to say the least. But all that is about to change. After years of illness, she's off to spend the summer with her brother in America. She's making up for lost time, and she's writing it all down in her private blog. America is everything she ever dreamed of - and then she meets Adam. Can Livia put the past behind her and risk falling in love again?

Oh gosh, where to start. I picked up this book thinking it was just some light hearted chick-lit. The description sounded nice and I thought that the blog thing would be interesting to read about, considering I run one or two...

And this novel is relatively short. I mean, it's definitely the thinnest book I've read in a long time. But there is so much substance and depth to it!

Kat Le Vann has a beautiful was of describing things, almost Dessen-like. The plot was well rounded, but still had room for plenty of surprises.

I love the British-ness of this book! There were so many things that Livia was shocked or surprised about that just seemed normal to me. So it was really cool to be able to feel how being in America seemed to someone else. I also really enjoyed her blog posts and her list that just kept going!

I won't go too far as to spoil the ending, but it really is a shocker. If I wasn't in a public place reading, I would have been crying.

But it was really phenomenal, unlike anything I've gotten my hands on in a LONG time!


Jan von Harz said...

This really sounds like a great book. I love the British thing and also the blog. Definitely want to read it. Thanks for the lovely review.