Saturday, March 16, 2013

"The Sugar Queen" (Ashley's thoughts)

"The Sugar Queen", by Sarah Addison Allen is a very moving and emotional book. It also has a hint of mystery in it as well as follows the lives of different people. You would think that a book that dealt with several different characters would be confusing, but the way Sarah writes them, it all goes together so the reader isn't confused at all. There are two different covers so I am going to put them both up, just in case to show y'all it is the same book.

Here is a summary taken directly from the back cover of the book....
 "Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she's a sorry excuse for a southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night...Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis-and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee's tough love, Josey's narrow existence quickly expands. She even bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them-and who has a close connection to Josey's longtime crush. Soon Josey is living in a world were the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that's just for starters. Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love-and the enchanting possibilities of every new day."
This book is written in a way that in some way or other anyone who reads this book can relate to it somehow. Sarah Allen takes a girl, Josey, who at first only wants to please her mom and turns her into a woman who starts to live for herself and doing what she wants to do. There is romance in this book for both our ladies. Chloe has books that seem to help her appear out of no where and an ex she doesn't know what to do with. Both these girls become each others friend and confidant. It actually reminds me of Alexis and myself, because we would so be these girls in their situations. It's the right mix of romance, mystery, and learning how to live for yourself and making you happy, while not worrying about how someone else may see you.
After Reading: You might wish that someone like Della Lee, would randomly pop up in your closet to give you advice on every day problems (if only it worked...I tried lol). You will also probably get a sweet tooth and it is okay to indulge in your favorite candy in celebration of finishing this wonderful novel.
Rating: I give this book 5/5 candies   

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