Friday, July 17, 2015
Chop, Chop -- Book Review
A Review of the Book, Chop, Chop, by L. N. Cronk, currently available for free as a Kindle book.
I just finished crying over this book. At least I think I finished. It was a satisfying cry.
I loved this book all the way through, and I can't tell you how rarely that happens.
Who would have thought a 60 year old woman would enjoy a book that starts from the viewpoint of a preschool boy and follows him through to young adulthood? But it was simple, yet captivating. The conversations, the characterizations; all of it made me feel like I was right there, enjoying the friendships of these young people and of their families. Religion is an integral part of the story - it is called contemporary Christian fiction - but the religion comes through in a natural and caring way.
Throughout the book there is a tension, the knowledge that the book is leading inexorably to both love and tragedy. The tragedy might have been too much for me even a year ago. When it came, it did bring me to tears of sorrow; but as I continued to read, I was brought again to tears of joy.