D من عند Aleksandrovka, Samarskaya oblast', روسيا، 445161
اضطررت لقراءة هذا مرتين قبل أن أقدر ذلك حقًا. كان من الصعب حقًا المرور في المرة الأولى.
استغرق بعض الوقت لتبدأ ، في الغالب بالنسبة لي لف ذهني حول شجرة العائلة وجميع تلك الأسماء السويدية للحفاظ على التوالي. سر جيد ، ولكن يتعامل مع بعض الموضوعات المزعجة جدا. ليس لضعف المعدة.
In this book the main character Colin Singleton used to be a child prodigy as a child, but now he isn’t. Colin has dated many girls all with the same name, Katherine. Colin recently breaks up with his girlfriend Katherine and starts to get depressed again, his best friend Hassan decides to try and cheer Colin up by going on a road trip with him where they visit some historical places. The two boys end up in Gutshot, Tennessee where they meet Lindsey a tour guide around the same age as them. I thought this was an interesting novel, and enjoyed reading the different stories about the different Katherines. I would recommend this novel to other people if they like romance and a little bit of adventure.
** spoiler alert ** For the first half of this book, I debated jumping ship, because the characters are so stoic, the plot is so slow, and I was having a terrible time becoming engaged. But then the last half of the book happened, and YES! it was marvelous. The story began to flow, quickly, once the action picked up, and I had a hard time putting it down. Suddenly, the stoicism of the first half was contrasted by the opening of doors and minds and relationships in the second half, and this became a story of cross-generational redemption. I would give the first half of this book a 3, and the last half a 4, but I am rounding up because it was a really nice second half. I appreciate the nod given to the author's Chinese heritage, and his American identity. I want to dislike the anachronism of finding someone in "a few short hours on the computer" in 1986, but at some point, you have to have an ending, and this one was tidier than its more-realistic counterpart would have been. The author says he wanted to maintain hope, and he did. For that, I was thankful.
** spoiler alert ** hmmmm..................... Ending with Tucker was so out of the blue and unexpected. She just suddenly decides that she doesn't love him as much as Christian when the WHOLE book,she was contemplating that she loves TUCKER absolutely and NOT Christian, so what I don't understand is why at the end...... And what happened to Wendy?!?! She was only mentioned like, TWICE