Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Departures by Robin Jones Gunn

These two recently discovered stories by Robin Jones Gunn take her fans back into the lives of Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen one last time. Packaged together under the title Departures, Christy's story, Now Boarding at Gate Ten and Sierra's story, In The Event of a Water Landing will be fun for readers to reconnect with their favorite characters.

Both are sweet stories of life as a teenage girl but I enjoyed Sierra's story much more than Christy's. Christy's story seemed hastily written and not believable. Her thirteen year old brother was treated (and acted) like he was eight or nine and not thirteen. An old friend of Christy's is getting ready to go to college, he's deciding between two schools, one in California and the other in, "North Carolina...or is it South Carolina? I can't remember," his mother says. What mother is going to forget which state her son is thinking about going to college in?

Sierra's story centers around a trip she's taking with some of her friends. After a small detour to the Mall of America, the wind up in Montana. At first it seems like the foursome will be coupling off but then teenage angst and fickleness kicks in and they all just end up having a fun time as friends.

This is an easy read for your teen reader, just under 200 pages. Clean and sweet.

This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah.

1 comment:

Bonnie Way aka the Koala Mom said...

I never read the Christy Miller or Sierre Jensen series, but I've enjoyed Robin's adult fiction.