Mary Carter: Sunnyside Blues



Ad though Sunnyside Blues is ntertaining often dark and unpredictable You ll Love for Imperfect Things enjoy it as long as you don txamine it too closelyBefore the attractive yet misleading cover gives you any ideas know what this book isn t It s not a feel good romance It s not a summertime lake story It s not the cutesy bonding of an adult with an A Heart of Stone easily lovable kid It s not really about Sunnyside or B Wow not what I thought it was going to be at all Very moving story about fleeing from yourself and trying to find yourself again What a surprise this book turned out to be Not at all what I wasxpecting I guess the old saying is true Don t judge a book by its cover The Short of ItMulti layered and rich with detail this novel takes you to the heart of what it means to be different It s a novel of acceptance and centers around well drawn but deeply flawed characters A uick yet satisfying readMy ThoughtsI love it when you start a book and you know within ten pages that it s going to be a good story I picked up Sunnyside Blues during a bout of insomnia and it was definitely the wrong book for me to have picked up because I literally stayed up all night to read it Now don t get me wrong this is not a suspenseful book or Taking Instruction (Taboo, even a thriller but I wanted to know what happened next and so I kept readingAndes is a bit of a misfit She s an outcast of sorts and recognizes herself to be one When she heads to Seattle she hopes to begin again She finds a houseboat to ren. D a chance to settle in before her new life is upended by her landlord Jay and his son Chase Smart guarded and precocious Chase touches a chord with Andesven as he plays on her last nerve And though she agrees to accompany the boy on a burning uest to Sunnyside ueens Andes is sure it will prove fruitless in fact she has promised Jay it will be But in this new strange unexpectedly welcoming city both Andes and Chase will.

Silly grammatical Language and Linguistics errors kept popping up throughout the book Wish the author had a better copyditor thought it would be better This novel is Multi layered and rich with detail It takes you to the heart of what it means to be different A uick but satisfying read Andes is frustrating She lets herself get bullied by men in general and a rude obnoxious 10 year old boy in particular She hears I love you when the boy said I hate you I guess some people were created to be doormatIf Andes is a real person I ll struggle not to judge her Not because she s a freak but because she LET other people walk all over her So the book did get better I thought as it went along Not great but heartwarming nonetheless I was happy to see that it wasn t a perfect Divertimento ending and did leave some loosends not storybook but I gotta say sometimes I m a sucker for the storybook Love Is a Fairy Tale ending tooWould I recommend it Maybemaybe not Not a bad book but definitely not one I d buy at full priceither 35 starsThis book was just pretty good for me I read another one by this author The Things I do for You which I thought was much better I like the characters in this book and I loved the beginning The whole first half of the book took place in Seattle on the docks of the floating houses I loved this but then the story switched to Sunnyside ueens NY I didn t care for this part as much It was a good storyline and had a good Promise at Dawn ending Just was not as Great as I wanted Still a good re. In this funny surprising and heartfelt novel Mary Carterxplores the unlikely connection between a rootless young woman and a troubled boy and the life changing adventure that nsues Twenty five year old Andes Lane has spent nine years moving restlessly from place to place as she searches for somewhere that feels right In the little blue houseboat bobbing on a Seattle lake she thinks she's found it But Andes has barely ha.

T but in doing so also finds a father and a son that have been through uite a bit together and when the father nds up in jail Andes Bangkok Wakes to Rain end up with the kidLet s talk about the kid a bit Chase is a ten year old boy He s one of thosextremely bright kids that you have to watch out for He s been taking care of his alcoholic father for some time and doesn t appreciate having to be watched However this kid is trouble I compared him to Damien a few times You know Damien from The Omen That movie scares me to this day Anyway he s a tough kid to watch but Andes can relate to him her being an outcast and all and they forge an unlikely bond to one anotherAs the father sorts out his issues Andes begins to wonder if she can make a life for this kid However Andes has her own issues and when Chase learns of them she realizes that she The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery either has to face them or risk never being whole again In the mean time she s met a guy that she thinks she might have a future with but will he understand her need to tie up loosendsTo me this book was like a runaway train It took off from the station and just kept going I found the characters to be deeply complex yet I found myself relating to Darkmere each of them at different parts of the story My only criticism is perhaps the age of Chase For me his mannerisms made me thinkight years old or so not ten but I have a ten year old so I perhaps compared him to my own son in this regardVisit my blog Book Chatter and Other Stuff. Unravel their deepest secrets and darkest fears and in the face of longed for truths discover a freedom that feels very much like homePraise for Mary Carter The uniue spin Carter takes on the familiar theme of self discovery gives this a welcome fresh feel – Publishers Weekly on My Sister's VoiceGuaranteed to become one of the books on your shelf that you'll want to read again The Free Lance Star on The Pub Across the Po.

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