Sunday, March 14, 2010
Book Review: Summer In Paris by Michele Ashman Bell
“Kenzie Williams didn’t want to die.” If that’s not a sentence to pull you into a book, then you don’t have a pulse. Seriously.
I loved Summer in Paris. Michele Ashman Bell has a knack for pulling her reader into her story, and hanging onto said reader until the last page. I don’t want to give away too much, but when rich, pampered Kenzie finds out her father has declared bankruptcy, the bottom falls out of her world. She’s packed off to Paris—Paris, Idaho that is—to spend the summer with her aunt, uncle and cousins while her parents sort out what’s left of their lives.
While in Paris, Kenzie begins to understand what her life has lacked since the untimely death of her younger brother. She sees her parents, and herself, with a clearer eye, and what is truly important in life comes sharply into focus. I’m not going to give away all her adventures, or the mysterious hunk she finds in Paris, though. You’re going to have to read the book and experience the story yourself. BUY IT HERE