Thursday, September 8, 2011

Coffee at Little Angels by Nadine Rose Larter

Coffee at Little AngelsPhillip, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Maxine, Grant, Melanie and Josh grew up in a small town where they spent their high school years together as an inseparable clique. But high school has ended, and they are all living their own “grown up” lives, each under the impression that their group has basically come to an end. When Phillip dies in a hit and run accident, Kaitlyn summons the others to all come back home, forcing a reunion that no one is particularly interested in partaking in.
Coffee at Little Angels follows how each character deals with the death of a childhood friend while at the same time dealing with their own ignored demons after years of separation. Events unfold as the group tries to rekindle the friendship they once shared to honour the memory of a friend they will never see again.

I Give This Book: 1 Star

My Thoughts:
When I began to read 'Coffee at Little Angels', I was sure this would be a very enjoyable book - but I was mistaken. While the beginning is very interesting with Phil, the man who died, telling you about the day he died after he died, the rest of the story just falls flat.

The story moves at such a slow pace and the whole book didn't seem to have a point. It's just about a group of old high school chums, who got together because of the death of Phil, a man that they all loved and the leader of the group. Years ago they used to hang around with each other, only because they were the only ones in their small town the same age.

The people slowly arrive and just seem to be complaining about their lives. They are all still harboring old hurts, secrets and jealousies, but they are never resolved.

I thought this book was very depressing and boring. At least at the very end of the book you finally find out who killed Phil. The only reason I kept reading the book (besides the fact that I hate stopping in the middle of a book) is I believed the story had to have a point - it didn't. I would discourage you from reading this book.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from the author. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

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