Upland Public Library Teen Book Con
Meet the authors behind these YA books!
The Upland Library's is excited to announce the first ever Teen Book Con! They will be hosting an author panel full of great discussions, book speed dating, book signings, and more! Have you always wanted to meet authors Debra Driza, John Corey Whaley, Jessica Love, Jeff Garvin, Isabel Quintero, Stacey Lee and B.T. Gottfred? Now is your chance to get to interact with these talented group of authors over here at UPL!
If you can't make it to the event bu you would like a book signed, please order it online at least 24 hours before the event. If you would like to personalize with a name for no extra charge, please include a note in the order comments.
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I enjoyed the book although it's not one I would have selected on my own. Especially for a debut novel I thought it was well done and engaging. I can't attest to the historical accuracy of the book's premise (yes, I know it's historical fiction). Over-all I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, entertaining read for beachside (when beaches reopen) or for a weekend of relaxation even if it's in your own backyard. There were moments where I thought the perspectives of the protagonist - Anita (The Woman in Red) - stemmed from our 21st century experiences as opposed to how the setting might have been perceived in the time period of the book, but this wasn't so distracting that it ruined the novel. On an entirely positive note, I would say that one place where most novels fail for me is the ending - too many novels are either entirely predictable or feel rushed and hurried as if trying to tie up all the loose ends. I was not expecting the outcome at the end of The Woman in Red!
Overall I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars . It was a respectable first novel from Diana Giovinazzo, with an engaging story line that was enjoyably uncomplicated yet intriguing, a likeable protagonist, and a surprise ending.
- reviewed by Diane, customer