I am making today's challenge post separate from my participation post so that it is not suuuper obnoxiously long. The challenge is found today at Reviewing Wonderland and is called the Page 99 Test. The idea is to pick a book you have not read yet, turn to page 99 and read just that page. Then give a synopsis of that page and decided, based only on page 99, if you would still want to read the book. No spoilers or plagiarism!
The book I picked out is Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank. I am not including a synopsis because I do not want my opinion biased. I am sure I have read it before but it has been awhile (I bought the book a year ago!). This will be a true test of whether or not I would read the book based solely on page 99!
I picked this book because it is the book I want to read for the Summer Lovin' Read-a-thon and I haven't started it yet!
Page 99 is a conversation between the main character and Aunt Daisy about what has apparently happened to the MC to cause her to run to Folly Beach. Turns out her husband Mark was reaching far into debt, and using her name to do it.
"Aunt Daisy looked at me for what seemed like forever, planning her response. At first, she had been angry for me and even with me but now she saw me as I was. Damaged. Floundering."Would I want to read this book based on this page alone?? I think I am torn either way. The writing seems a little odd to me, like perhaps too poetic for normal people to be talking. But the dialogue does intrigue me to want to know how the MC (Cate) got to this damaged state and what it will take for her to heal. Based on the title of the book, I am betting a lot of the healing will simply come from the beautiful Folly Beach scenery.
Conclusion: intrigued but nervous! I think the book will stay on as my Summer Lovin' goal book.......so I had better get a readin'!
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