Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Deep Down True by Juliette Fay

Hello All,

Deep Down True by Juliette Fay is a(nother?) story of a divorced woman emerging with her children from the divorce a stronger person and stronger family.

As I have been making some big changes in my own life, I have enjoyed reading about other women making changes in their lives. In Deep Down True, Dana Stellgarten seems to be hit with a lot, more than your average divorcee. She has an ex-husband who is living with his former mistress, a sixth grade daughter discovering the daily social changes in middle school, a seven year old son who wants to be tougher when he plays football, and her Goth sixteen year old niece comes to stay with her. Additionally, Dana has two men vying for her attention through this book, and stumbles into the perfect type of job for herself. This is not all the tragedy and/or drama that occurs in this book--heck, I don't want to give away everything!

Overall, I liked this book, and wanted to like it more, but there was just a little too much packed into one book for me. It also closed a little too much for me; with everyone in the places that they are, the transitions wouldn't just stop. I would have liked to see a more open-ended finale, knowing that it's all not going to be easy from here on, but there was a slight break in the action.

I would love to read others' opinions of this book--comment below, or direct me to other reviews.

Happy Reading!

This book was sent to me for review by Penguin Group; no other compensation was offered or accepted for this review.

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