Thursday, March 29, 2012

Girl Unmoored By Jennifer Gooch Hummer + Giveaway




Apron Bramhall (yes that’s her name, Apron) is a girl unmoored. She recently suffered the loss of her mom, and now her father is preoccupied with his new girlfriend “M”, and her bff, Rennie has dumped her for a chance to be more popular. What Apron really wants is someone to save her…and who better than Jesus. More like Mike, an actor who plays Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. Mike and his boyfriend Chad show up in Apron’s life when she needs it the most. They are there for her when no one else seems to be. They hire her to help them out in their flower shop. The biggest truth is Apron seems to be the only one who understands what love really means and everyone around her needs her to help guide them back to safe waters.

What a great book. I personally find coming of age books to really be hit or miss and this was a hit. Apron is one of those characters you just can’t help but root for and I can honestly say I was frustrated by the adults around her. But here’s the thing, all the adult characters were so well written that as an adult you get that they are struggling with their own lives and problems.

I simply fell in love with Apron. As a momma, I just wanted to wrap my arms around her and be there for her. My heart just broke for her, as she was trying so hard to maneuver all the troubled waters of her life. Most of the adults in her life never stopped to really see how she was fairing. I found Girl Unmoored to gives a glimpse into a young girl’s life during a turbulent time in her life, and how we as adults become so involved with ourselves we forget to check in with those around us.
I laughed, I cried, I loved Girl Unmoored.

When I closed the book, I couldn’t help but hope Jennifer Gooch Hummer writes about Apron again!





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10 comments:

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  2. Your review has me chomping at the bit to read this book! I was worried when her saviour was a man - hate romances like that - and then so happy when he was a man-friend in a non-romantic way. I don't know if the giveaway is open to Canada but I entered just in case.

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  3. Sorry - favorite 80s movie - Dirty Dancing for sure.

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  4. Thank you for taking the time to do this review/giveaway :) My favorite 80s movie is ET :)

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  5. I loved ET and The Shining. It's hard to choose between them.

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  6. I guess I didn't think about The Shining being an 80s movie but that is one that I LOVE! I am a huge SK fan and love so many of his movies!

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  7. You have been so spot on with all your reviews that I can't wait to read "Girl Unmoored". Are we doing favorite movie from the '80's--seriously!?!, there were so many great movies. Wow, if I have to narrow it down to just one--"The Natural" & "Field of Dreams" (how could I possibly choose between these two gorgeous men).

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  8. Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  9. My favorite 80's movies are: Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, etc. etc. etc.

    nancyecdavis At bellsouth DOT net

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  10. So many Favories to choose from! If I had to pick one it would be the Outsiders, One of my favorites!

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