Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review: Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345515986
ISBN-13: 978-0345515988
Rating: 3.5/5

Letter to My Daughter was a quick read and begins with a 15-year old who had an argument with her mother, words were spoken, the mother slapped her, and she stormed out. Which is pretty typical teen behavior now a days. Then the rest of the book is a letter the mother writes to her daughter explaining how she always said things would be different with her and her daughter than they had been for her and her mother and how sometimes the best of intentions still dont make that so. Then she tells about her own life at 15.

This was an okay read and has loads of great things going for it. I felt it was a wonderful debut novel and so cool to be written from a man's point of view but would of liked to have had more in the story about Liz, the runaway. Maybe that will be picked up in a later novel. I would definately read more from this author!

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George Bishop, Jr. said...

Dear Jen's Book Talk,

Thanks for your kind comments on my novel Letter to My Daughter. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I hadn't planned to write a follow-up book about Elizabeth, by the way. While I was writing this book, though, I actually did sketch out her whole story, sort of as background information for myself.

All the best,
George Bishop, Jr.