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Posted May 20, 2014
This book's plot has been recycled so many times that I'm amazed there were any scraps left to use. Add to that a religious agenda that's about as subtle as a sledghammer and you have a waste of several hours you'll never get back. Ugh.
I gave it 1 star more than I had planned to because the supporting characters, the ubiquitous best friends, were actually pretty well-developed. I wouldn't have minded hearing more about them instead of the antagonist.
Posted October 7, 2012
After reading the Book of Jane, by these authors I was interested in other novels they had written. You could "see" the ending coming but it still was a nice surprise. Good Read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 24, 2010
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After months of letting this book sit on my shelf unread I finally decided to give it a shot. I've read two other books by these authors, but by far I enjoyed this one the most. The story is definately relatable. I laughed at Lily's sarcasm and cried with her through her heartbreak. The book sucks you into Lily Traywick's world and I enjoyed every second of reading it. It's hard to find books that portray the difficulties young women go through, especially young Christian women, but this book hits it right on the head. I definately recommend this book to anyone who needs a bit of a pick me up or just something to pass the time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 3, 2009
This was a great book, and unlike reading other novels for girls and women, I didn't feel guilty about reading it because the content was iffy and had to put it down. I had a great time reading this book (it was hysterical!) and felt good about reading it too, I want to find more great, wholesome novels like this!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 6, 2008
This book was very well written and I was so excited to read something that was a good story with nothing bad in it, but expressed Christian virtues. At times I wasn't sure what would happen so it kept the pages turning. So many times I pick up a book and a little ways into it, there is cussing and drinking etc. I appreciate that this book does not express that, but expresses Christian views. Thanks!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 16, 2007
In my quest for good Christian fiction, I stumbled upon this gem! After being glued to the text for days I have finally come to the conclusion that this is one of the most worthwhile books I have ever read. Mainly, I loved the idea of taking a classic Bible story and turning it into a contemporary work of fiction. Also, the characters were so alive, so human in all their joy, sorrow, and flaws. Due to the authors' ability to intertwine Christian faith with real issues and situations, I am planning on passing this title to some of my unchurched friends. That is what Christian literature should be about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 9, 2007
Consider Lily was great. My expectations of it before I read it were really low but I was completely wrong about it. Everything that happened in the book and all the characters seemed so real and the book just went by so fast! I can't wait to read Emily Ever After and The Book of Jane by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 29, 2009
Lily Traywick is the daughter of the owners of huge and famous department store in San Francisco. She is poised to inherit it in the future. However, Lily does not want to continue life working with clothes. She spends time with her two best friends and tries to figure out why she's not able to get a boyfriend. After a makeover she meets Sam, another employee at the store. Soon they begin to date, and Lily starts to really enjoy life. Then Sam's friend Delia comes to town, wrecking havoc into their relationship. Lily jots all these events in her blog, writing about everything that's happened with Sam, her friends, her parents, anyone she's come into contact with. When her blog's secrets become public to those who are in it, it'll take a miracle for her to recover. I thought this was a fun and cool read. I really like this new Chick-lit genre and this book definitely fits in it. My favorite scene in the book would have to be the hockey game where she has to wear that shark head. I just about died laughing. I know how Lily feels about being one of the guys. It happened to me too, they are so used to hanging out with you that they don't realize you're actually a girl. I'm glad Lily kept rejecting Sam when he tried to come back to her after leaving Delia. He needed to suffer after what he had put her through. To be honest, if I had been in Lily's shoes at that point, I would have been severely depressed. Everyone had turned on her even though she had just been telling the truth about them. To be fair though, I don't know why Lily just hadn't used code names when writing in her blog. If you plan on spilling out details of your life, you can't use real names because you never know who will be reading about it. I did enjoy them though. (Although do you realize that fictional characters always get more hits than real people do?) I also appreciated how Lily is a Christian that is strong about her beliefs (she wouldn't date Sam at first because she wasn't sure) and wants her friends to become believers, yet she is not the pushy overbearing stereotypical Christian like other characters in the book. Excellent book, one I would recommend anyone (Christian or non-Christian) to read. This is a fun read that everyone can enjoy because everyone know how it feels to be in Lily's shoes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 25, 2006
Lily is a funny girl. She says stuff we all think, but whould never have the guts to say. And her bloging episode! Oh. My. Gosh. scary! I'd never face the world after that! But it was funny, too. I like that the book shows you can be a christian without being snotty or mean. shows christians have a humor. This is really great if you have a struggle between you're tomboy self and girly self--like me! Loved how it ended. good plot twists. must have!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 5, 2006
Although I absolutely adored the low keyed chick-lit first novel by these two authors last summer? I really thought they had matured as their characterizations of the main charaters in this work did too. Love is not some fairy tale and you don't just say you are better than other people you must live in the bitter and sometimes romantic real world. Blessings and kudos to these two authors and their newest work!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 17, 2011
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Posted April 19, 2012
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