Need an escape? Read "Fifteen Weekends" by Christy Pastore
Three friends, three different lives - how can fifteen weekends change lives?
Since the official synopsis is rather long, I'm bringing you just one sentence to sum up this book! Why not more? Because in the end, that's all you need to know about this book from the start!
Going in, I seriously had no idea what to expect. Before getting to know Christy Pastore at a takeover she did on Facebook, I hadn't even heard of her. So I went in blind, hoping this book would be as good as the Goodreads reviews said it was!
And it held up to the promises. Why? Because between all the heart-wrenching and aching books I read, this is a really fun and light read to simply enjoy. No tissues or punching bags necessary, just a nice drink and a chair. And that's what I really liked about it - the simplicity. Don't get me wrong, I mean that far from being negative. Sometimes there is beauty in the little things in life.
So back to the book itself:
I loved the straight-forward and fast-paced story line in this book. While Pastore's style is very descriptive and very detail-oriented, it still doesn't take away from the page of the story. With page-long explanations about red cars, you might get bored after a while, but with the detail she describes rooms or surroundings, the picture you have in your head gets very clear. And i liked that. I will admit that though that I sometimes had to laugh to myself, when a Gucci purse or so was mentioned (whereas most of the stories I read would simply refer to it as a purse). You can tell where Pastore started her writing, but it in no sense took away from the pleasure of this book.
The characters this book involves are all very real. You have natural characters full of mistakes, flaws and good intentions. And there's even one character you probably won't like. But as I heard someone tell me: we all have an Amanda in our life.
The storylines are all being told in seperate POV's, and yet you will find several points where they will interact, because those three women this book is about, are friends after all. Or somewhat friends. :D
I will admit that I was a bit surprised with the sudden ending. A few storylines aren't completely finished, so I'm hoping there's gonna be a "Sixteen weekends" book. Or maybe a "Fifteen Months" book. I really don't care, as long as I get to read more.
Because this simply and entertaining book does leave some questions open that I'm sure readers would love to have answered.
Until then, enjoy it yourself if you want a nice book for the road, the plane or just a nice day on the beach!!
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