Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The One That I Want*Book Review*

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Author: Allison Winn Scotch
ISBN: 0307464504
Page Count: 288 Pages
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Grade from Me: 3 out of 5


Thirty-two year old Tilly Everette-Farmer is completely complacent with her life-Married to her high school sweetheart in the small town of Westlake, Washington, working as a guidance counselor in the same high school she graduated from, trying for a baby; life is perfect in her eyes.

Until she runs across an old high school frienemy, Ashly Simmons, at the local town state fair who bestows upon her the gift she always thought "Silly Tilly Everette" needed ever since their Elementary school days-Clarity.

Now Tilly is seeing things, things that she doesn't want to see. Things that work to destroy the world she worked so hard to create her whole life. At first when she sees these visions, she completely shuns them-ignores them and tries to explains them away.

After her visions start coming true, things change. She starts to change. Her vision of the world around her starts to clear. She starts seeing things with clarity.

My Thoughts:

Honestly, this wasn't one of my top 10 favorite books, but it wasn't as horrible as I thought it was while reading it early on.

In all truth, I'm not big on books that portray woman this particular way (the feminist part of me was screaming from the insides out with each word read), but I forced myself to finish the book from beginning to end, and I'm really glad I did.

I really couldn't stand Tilly until about 2/3 into the book. That being said however, the transformation Tilly underwent was undeniably a remarkable one and I really enjoyed the metaphysical spin thrown in with her futuristic visions. By the end of the book, that screaming feminist inside was smugly grinning at the character's new-found freeing clarity and her take-charge attitude.

The read was a bit slow for my tastes and I did have a difficult time getting through it, but all in all, I'm glad I read it.

**Disclaimer:: I was not compensated in any way for writing this post regarding the one i want by Allison Winn Scotch. I wrote this strictly for the benefit and enjoyment of my readers.**

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