Monday, July 4, 2016
Book Review: "A Walk in the Sun" by Michelle Zink
I was in the mood for a YA contemp romance, and I got it. I thought this might be fun... looking at the cover, it seemed like this could be set in the South or West. Actually, it is set in Upstate New York which kind of surprised me. I mean, I grew up in Upstate New York, I know there are farms there... but still. I ended up getting a kick out of it in the end.
This does end up being a cute romance, kind of exactly what you'd expect, and it was fairly enjoyable. The pace is a little slow, kind of like life on a farm I guess. There was definitely the cliche boy-next-door "problem" that was a little lacking in development, but we don't really care about him anyway. Actually, now that I think about it, all of the secondary characters were pretty flat and inconsequential. The big climactic scene was not exactly a surprise either. OK, so all of this is starting to sound pretty bad and I don't mean it to be. Or at least I didn't mind it as I was reading because I was reading for the love story... and that had its share of happy and cute moments.
OH, and I need to mention... I was initially put off by the character name "Bodhi" because, seriously? Ugh. But, the story behind how he got that name does actually make some sense. So I forgive it now.
A Walk in the Sun
by Michelle Zink