Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Thoughts on books: Sisterchicks on the Loose! by Robin Jones Gunn
This was enjoyable and entertaining. The characters and their conversation are believable. And these women are true-to-life. One has three kids; the other, four. One has a lot of extended family in her daily life; the other has only one aunt and two cousins - and they live in Finland. The two women, Sharon and Penny, have been best friends for years. Penny decides that they are going to Helsinki to meet her aunt, and the adventure begins. The reader is inside Sharon's head, and it's a good, sensible place to view the adventure from.
I do wish it was possible for Christian fiction to not wax didactic when it is be humming along at a fine story pace. There are several scenes that were just plain hokey. There has to be a better way to write thought-life and prayer-life. Like all witnessing, it would be better acted out than told. I just don't know how one would do that. But hokiness must somehow be avoidable.
Don't get me wrong - this was a fun book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly suggest it for entertainment. I'll be reading the rest of the series, I think,