The story seemed a little disjointed, characters that made an appearance but didn't add to the outcome of the story. The ending was inconclusive.
The performance was ok, but the narrators voice was too old for the character.
It wasn't great, it wasn't awful. For me there just never seemed to be a point to the whole story.
The writing was good, i did chuckle a few times but I never connected to any of the characters. I just don't think this book was for me.
The narrator kind of drove me crazy, she had this really annoying way of heavily breathing between sentences.
You cannot go wrong with anything Barbara Kingsolver and to have it read to you besides? Awesome! What are you waiting for?
The story wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. It didn't seem to move in any particular direction, and there wasn't enough excitement or surprise or insight revealed.
I fell in love with this book in High School and it is still as wonderful!! I love the road trips that Taylor and Turtle takes in the book. The road trip is both physical trip and growing up emotionally. Full of wonderful people that wish I could know for real. You feel like your part of a new family.
The narrator is not as good as Barbara reading her own work. She creates magic when she reads that just takes her other books to a whole other level.
It is fun to see where Barbara started as writer and how her work has developed but dealing with similar themes, issues, relationship and life hardships.
Don't miss this sweet book you will look at salsa a whole new way.