Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Amistad; Reprint edition (June 28, 2011)
Tour: TLC Book Tours
Rating: Must read!
Snyopsis: Davie Jones—an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi with a mother who couldn't get any meaner—is positive her life couldn't be any worse. Just when she's resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life—Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn't imitate art. Tormented in school and hopelessly in unrequited love with a handsome football player, Davie finds it bittersweet to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. When a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood—as a beautiful and successful lounge singer. Just as she's about to ride off into the L.A. sunset, the past comes back with a vengeance, threatening to crush Davie's dreams—and break her heart again.
With wholly original characters and a cinematic storyline, 32 Candles introduces Ernessa T. Carter, a new voice in fiction with smarts, attitude, and sassiness to spare.
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My Review: This is a laugh out loud, fall in love with the characters, walk down memory lane of the 80's, chick lit kind of book. Davie, you ROCK girl. I so loved her. This book is filled with twists and turns that had me wanting more. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the plot twisted and I was so shocked (in a good way).
The cast of characters come to life through this book. I could clearly picture them and how they fit into Davie's life through out her journey. After I finished 32 Candles, I was in my local library and spotted the book on CD. I grabbed it at once, I just needed to hear the voices of the characters. To my wonderful surprise, they were spot on! Just as I had pictured (or heard them in my mind!) everyone, they came through on audio. I often find that is not the case.
Being a person who rocked through the 80's, I loved all the references in the book, especially to 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink! The title of this book is SO appropriate I can't imagine it with any other title. I couldn't put this book down and it was so well written. Standing O, Ms. Carter!
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