Friday, February 6, 2009

The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster - Kaye Gibbons

I finished this book about a week ago, and well, this post just didn't want to be written because I felt so "meh" about the book I wasn't sure how to write about it. I found an review that summed up exactly how I felt. Check it out here. In fact in the review the author is quoted as saying the book is "contrived."

I first was introduced to Ellen Foster, the prequel to this book, back in high school. I really enjoyed the character's voice and was captivated by the book. The sequel The Life all Around Me sometimes camptured that great voice but overall I was unimpressed.

Sorry guys, but I can't recommend this one.


  1. Good to know, because I remember loving Ellen Foster when it was one of Oprah's book club selections!

  2. I loved Ellen Foster too - glad to know the sequel is hardly worth it.