This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

#22 Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

This one was a love story about an escaped convict that at first takes a single mom and her son hostage to hide out in their home. The mother is suffering from some serious mental issues such as depression and what I would say is probably agoraphobia (the fear of leaving your house). It later develops into the convict falling for this single mom and she falling for him. The story is told from the point of view of the boy and his observations. It starts out pretty creepy but once you get to know the back story of the people involved you find you are rooting for them to find a way to stay together.

Not usually a fan of love stories but I really enjoyed this one.   Probably because you get to find out what happens to them. I really hate books that leave you hanging wondering what happened to the characters.

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