Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Letters for Emily

Letters for EmilyLetters for Emily by Camron Wright

On the library stacks: Adult fiction
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Harry Whitney is an old man. He has part-time help in his home and he looks forward to his weekly visits from his favorite granddaughter named Emily. Harry knows that his time left is short and he's not always thinking straight. So he decides to write a series of letters and poems for Emily to read once he's gone. The poems and letters contain stories of Harry's life and advice for Emily's future.

I have a grandmother with Alzheimer's and I thought this might be a good read for me. But it's really not a book about a character with Alzheimer's, it's more about the relationship between Emily's mom and dad. The elementary way in which their troubled relationship was portrayed had me rolling my eyes by the end of the book. All of the characters are pretty one-dimensional. As for good points: I liked Harry and the flashbacks of his life. And it's a quick, light read. But it's a book that read kind of like a Lifetime movie.

Source: Purchased


bermudaonion said...

Sorry to this one's a stinker.

Jussy Who said...

Hi there, I'm your newest follower :)

It sounded like it had so much promise, although from your review I see it didn't live up to your expectations.

Siorry on a side note: Would you be able to tell me how long it takes to be approved for Book Blogs.

Thanks :)