Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Color of Grace
When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to meet new people, didn’t want to leave my old friends, didn’t want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband….and I really didn’t want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don’t know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools.
But honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse.
Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?
The Color of Grace by Linda Kage was a great book which shows events that may affect people in this world and has managed to touch their hearts with the romance brought on by the characters. People may complain that they would have liked to see more of Ryder and I do agree but the way the plot and storyline is, it wouldn't have really fit well and I congratulate the author for a book well written. The fact that Barry, the stepdad, thought of all those horrific things, disgusts me but the truth is that it does happen and we should be aware of that.
I love the meaningful descriptions that Grace thinks of before each chapter and how it relates to her, I honestly couldn't get enough of that. Finally, the ending, it was what I needed, a happy ending WITHOUT a cliffhanger (Yay!). However, I did feel that it was sort of rushed and wished it was elaborated more.
Posted by Reena H.