Thursday, August 13, 2009

Donut Days

Title: Donut Days
Author: Lara Zielin
Pages: 243
Grade: C+

Summary: Emma has a lot going on. Her best friend’s not speaking to her, a boy she's known all her life is suddenly smokin' hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.

But this weekend Emma’s only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn’t quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.


Donut Days is a Christian book.

A VERY Christian and religious book.

You see, I am not an extraordinarily religious person, so I had some trouble connecting to the story. I was hoping that the story of Emma's parent's church scandal would just be a side note. The rest of the story sounded great, but everything was all ensconsed in Christianity. Even the romance was filled with spiritual revelations and God!

So that part of the book was not my favorite.

Also, the dialogue in some parts was just not good.

An example:


"Did you sleep well?"

"Yep, thanks. You?"

AGHHH. That about put me to sleep.

But the book wasn't all bad! I thought the ending was just right for the story. Also, the conniving and thievery was worked in well and I thought it was pretty captivating! But I don't have much else good to say. It could have been better. I probably wouldn't reccomend it to anyone, but for a light read when you have nothing else to do, it's not bad. I guess I just couldn't relate...


Danni said...

Yeah books with poor dialogue gets on my nerves too.

Bookworm said...

I was surprised by how much religion took up of the plot. I didn't understand it because, like you, I'm not religious at all. I was confused about the donut thing, too.

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

The cover of this book makes me hungry :P I never read a book having to do with religion so this might be interesting to me.


Peaches said...

I clicked on this thinking you meant doughnut days, and now I'm just upset that this book was bad. :D Thanks for the warning, haha!

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Sarbear said...

That's weird that the romance had spiritual revelations ... I'm not extraordinarily religious myself, nor do I enjoy reading about it. Thanks for the review.

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