Thursday, June 3, 2010

Donna Freitas; This Gorgeous Game

This Gorgeous Game


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1 edition (May 25, 2010)



Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it?

This remarkable novel about overcoming the isolation that stems from victimization is powerful, luminous, and impossible to put down.

My Review

Olivia was a shining star waiting to be discovered. That is until Father Mark stepped into her life. Great things started to happen for Olivia. Winning a contest that allows you to take a class with your Idol is just the tip of the iceberg. I felt the power this book held. It showed you the vulnerability, powerless and hopeless feelings you could only pray to never have yourself. The solid and honest plot made for an impressive and convincing read.  The secrets that Olivia carried were overwhelming. I think trust and family is a key lesson in this book. I do find it perfect timing for this book.  I did feel the ending could have been a bit longer. It came to more of an abrupt ending.
I would recommend this to anyone really. It may talk about an adult issue but it's with discretion and I feel there is more to learn from this then the main issue.

Visit Donna Freitas here!

Thank you Jenn @ Book Crazy for making this book tour happen.


bookaholic said...

Besides the abrupt ending,as you say,this sounds like a very interesting book!

Super said...

Sounds intriguing! Thanks for putting this book on my radar. That cover seems so perfect for the subject matter, too.

Giada M said...

Thank you for your review! I don't know if this is a book for me, but I'll give it a try.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Hadn't heard of this one yet. Thanks for spreadin' the word.

Jenn-ay said...

Just stopping by to let you know that you are part of today's 6 degree's of blogging separation over on my blog.

Have a great day & HAPPY readings!!!
my tea time is book time