Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

by:  Katarina Bivald
published by:  Sourcebooks Landmark
publish date:  January 19, 2016

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist—even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory. 

All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open and change things for everyone in town.

Right off the bat, I love the cover of this book.  Just that will make me at least pick it up.  The blue and yellow are so pretty!  The font is beautiful and the white looks really good against the blue.  Whoever designed it did a fantastic job.  

I loved this book.  Sara is a quiet lady from Sweden who has never done anything, until she saves up her money to travel to Iowa to visit her pen pal.  However, when she gets there, she finds out Amy has just died.  Instead of going back home, she decides to stay, and live in Amy's house.  The townspeople insist because that's what Amy would have wanted.  When Sara runs out of things to do, she decides to open a bookstore in Amy's honor.  However, this little thing gets this sleepy little town riled up in ways no one would have ever expected.  

This book is such a fun read.  I will definitely be recommending this one to anyone who asks.  I think it will be a big hit this summer for all the beach readers.  The book clubs will love it too.  Any book lover will love all the literary references throughout the book.  Go check it out, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

1 comment:

Ethan said...

I agree that this sounds like a great pick for a summer book club read!