I’ve decided to get serious about my book reviews. Well, I want to learn how to and how to not.
I googled the issue and came up with a few useful tips and instructions.
Here I will try to review a book from AMAZON Kindle (Book Bub) according to the instructions I’ve found. We’ll see what happens, won’t we?
LOVE FOR SCALE by Michaela Greene
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3066 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1523270233
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kibitz Press (13 February 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01A1C7JO6
What is it about:
Love for Scale is the story about almost fourty girl who has grown up in tightly-knit semi-traditional family and has had enough. She’s had enough of her meandering mother, annoying but weak brothers, lack of love and romance and excess of weight.
The girls decides to do something about all of the issues in her life and tries to best to stay on course. While finding herself, she meets Jewish mother’s dream of a boy. He is so good. He is too good.
Love for Scale is as much a love story as coming of weight story of a girl looking for herself and finding all the rest along the way.
What did I think?
- Could you relate to any of the characters in the story?
I started of by relating to the main character: we are both of similar age and body type. We both grew up within Jewish families. I personally know what it is like to live with parents and all the comforts and joys of the set up. Plus, I, like the main character, am yet to find my Mr Right.
However, I distanced myself from the main character as the story developed and related more to the mother or even to the objective observer.
- Have you ever done or felt some of the things, the characters did?
Yeah, I can relate to some of the happenings in the story. Moreover, I can even relate to some of ‘behind-the-scene’ ‘inside the head’ conversations and reasonings of the main charachter.
- Did you like the book?
I did and I didn’t. I loved all the Jewish cultural references and inferences (having grown up within Jewish mishpocha myself). I absolutely loved all the references to Fiddler On The Roof . The story itself resonated with me as well (being a desperately seeking…).
However, what I did not like about the story is Jewishness of it (go figure) and all the references to ‘non-Jewish’ as wrong, not good enough, excluded. I found it a bit, quite a bit off-putting.
- Do you have a least favorite part of the book?
All in all I liked the book. However, there were quite a few too prescriptive spots in the narration, especially when it comes to the main male character. The author put too much of ‘what women want’ there, rather than create a believable Jewish boy.
- If you could change something, what would it be? (If you wish you could change the ending, don’t reveal it!)
I would change nothing. The book is the book. The story is the story. It’s long enough and it is good enough.
- Would you recommend this book to another person?
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a very light and cozy read
- What type of person would like this book?
Ladies for sure. Young and adult ladies, mums and daughters, married and single, Jewish or not. May be some males will find this book both appealing and useful in regards to relationships and treatment of women.
Third book by the author. Michaela Greene
Michaela Greene is a veteran of the dating scene in New York City. Her outlook has been shaped by a large, lovingly dysfunctional, Jewish family, which explains her sense of humor and tendency to make sure everyone has had enough to eat. She loves romance, good friends, and great food – subjects which feature prominently in her writing.
Structure for review comes from HERE