The Only Boy by Jordan Locke

The Only BoyBlurb: Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch’s senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out.

1 starRead Via: Paperback (own it … for now)

My Thoughts: I had really high hopes for this book. It sounded interesting and I liked the concept. I had to force myself to finish the book. The consistent switch from character perspectives (both in the first person) was really confusing. A lot of the actions did not make sense. Character development was extremely poor. Even though the perspective was in the first person, the true feelings of the characters was not clear.

Read September 12, 2014 — September 24, 2014

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice

Synopsis: A Harvard professor, Alice Howland, is at the peak of her professional career. Slowly, she starts to noticed that she is forgetting things. Like where she lives. Startled with events like that, she makes an appointment with her doctor. She finds out she is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. This book goes along the process and struggle Alice and her family go through.

3 stars

Read Via: Paperback Book (library)

My Thoughts: This book is very different from what I normally read. Since I work with the older population, this was very educational since it was from another point of view. The book included a lot of details.  Some parts were heart wrenching. This one is a real eye-opener.