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Life from Scratch Paperback – November 24, 2010
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I stayed up until 12 midnight reading this book...it was like dark chocolate, your favorite christmas cookies, or hiding under the covers with a flashlight reading on the first night of summer. I kept telling myself one more chapter, one more chapter, but I literally could not put it down.
The characters feel like they could be your friends, and the language is creative and descriptive, and I wasn't really ready for the plot twists, they came out of the blue for me, but thinking about it days later, they feel like exactly how the story should end.
In my mind the ending was a thing of beauty--left you imagining how things turned out and wanting for more.
Life from Scratch II perhaps? Probably not, but this book grabbed me in the way Jennifer Weiner's books do--real characters that are easy to relate to, and excellent writing. Can't wait for another one by this author!
It took me only 3 days to read the book. That wasn't my intent, especially since I began it just prior to holiday busy-ness, but I stayed up long into the night to see how Rachel would deal with her romance and career dilemmas.
Hot? Oooh la la. Yummy? Lip smackingly. Un-putdownable? Absolutely. Predictable? Nope.
And those are a few of the many reasons I highly recommend "Life From Scratch."
Finally, the plot twists in the book are not formulaic. It's not, "Girl meets boy. Girl and boy fall madly in lust. Something happens to drive Girl and boy apart. Something happens to drive them back together again. The live happily ever after." It's more real than that. Yet at the same time, it's still a comfortable read. Speaking as someone who can't handle anything more sad or distressing than a Disney movie many times, that's high praise. I found myself thinking about the book when I wasn't reading it and eager to return to it. In fact, I read well into the night when I should have been sleeping I was so eager to finish.
This book starts out as a deceptively simple read and leaves you with more to chew on than you'd think. Glad there's going to be another.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't particularly like this book about a young woman who leaves her husband after spending too many nights alone while he worked. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Reads4fun
Such a delightful and witty story. It was well written with relatable characters and touching moments. I could not put it down once I started reading.Published 8 months ago by Diane8513
So this was a quick read, that I actually enjoyed. Of course once finished I see there's a sequel, BUT I don't want to pay full price for that. So I guess I will just be in limbo. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shazia
I hope the story continues so we find out where Rachel ends up and if her book gets published and she makes a living , as a writer.Published 8 months ago by DebKell
A wonderful read .My heart went out to Rachel trying to recover from her heartbreaking divorce.Finding peace in her kitchen learning to cook writing a blog even dating,she is... Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. lomazow
Very cute story. The ending was a little pat, but I enjoyed it anyway. It was a quick, easy read. A perfect summer book.Published 10 months ago by slpbear
This is the first time I read a book by this author and will not be the last. I loved this book. Rachel, the main character, was very real. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Shelley