Monday, January 23, 2012
Blank Slate Kate
I have to say, I really enjoyed this book despite some inconsistencies. Although, the perceived inconsistencies aren't something that I'm positive on, so it piqued my curiosity and will definitely get me doing some serious research.
I also enjoyed this book because of it's references to my home country, Canada. There aren't a ton of chick lit type books set here so every time I randomly stumble upon one, I am quite pleased. There weren't a ton of descriptions of Ottawa or Toronto; just enough to keep the reader well situated.
The story focuses on Kate and the terrifying thought of waking up with amnesia. She wakes up, having lost 15 years and also having forgotten her true name (Donna) and the fact that she is (happily) married. Having run from her home and to an entirely different city, Kate is trying desparately to piece things together and figure out if she was happy or if she should make changes in her life.
I think the story wrapped up a little too conveniently and some of the main character's emotions seemed to just randomly change though she seemed so convinced of them just previously. But because I don't know a lot about amnesia and what it might be like, I just went with the flow.
I did like this novel a lot, though I can't say I loved it, but I'd definitely say it's worth checking out!
About the author, Heather Wardell, in her own words
Growing up, I was an avid (rabid?) reader. I am a natural speed reader, regularly clocked at about 1200 wpm (I read Harry Potter 5 in just under three hours).
After careers as a software developer and elementary school computer science teacher, in 2005 I took up the National Novel Writing Month challenge and attempted to write a novel in a month. I succeeded, and the first draft of my first novel "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" was the result. I realized I love writing. I left teaching, and I haven't looked back since!
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Where to buy:
Barnes and Noble
Apple's iBook store on your iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch