Sunday, August 21, 2011

reading: Back When You Were Easier to Love

BACK WHEN YOU WERE EASIER TO LOVE by Emily Wing Smith was a light, romantic , clean and easy read. It is about a girl, Joy, obsessed with an ex-boyfriend. She ends up going on a road trip to track him down and find some closure. Joy is LDS (Mormon) but instead of being a highly religious-influenced book, I think it just added to the small-town, naiveness of a teenage girl, which I very much could connect with--who's never had a major crush on a boy in high school? Be honest.It was light, yet introspective with beautiful language. And although I've read some complaints from other reviewers that thought it was too clean, I thought it totally worked. I appreciate an author who can build the romance and make my stomach flutter a little without having to go there...
The writing itself was spectacular. I recommend this one for a fun and entertaining summer read. And look, my copy is signed by the author...jealous?

3 comments:

Jenilyn Tolley said...

I loved this book! It was one that I finished and the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. And Emily is such a beautiful writer!

Robin said...

I forgot about this one from WIFYR, thanks for the reminder, and letting me know how good it is. Time to add it to my growing list of to reads:)

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