Sometimes, life requires a little fun. This time around, the fun was in the form of a book (on my Kindle). This time, the fun was Meg Cabot’s The Boy is Back.
(From the book blurb)
Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit. Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance.
Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns—until his family hires her to save his parents.
Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another—or the memories of that one fateful night. And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and they—and the entire town of Bloomville—might never be the same, all because The Boy Is Back.
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE “Gilmore Girls.” Exactly one week from tomorrow I will be watching the new episodes on Netflix, loving every moment of this pure escapism.
When I was given an ARC of The Boy is Back, I couldn’t wait. There is something about “Gilmore Girls” AND Meg Cabot books that are linked. I guess because both are funny, smart, fast talking, and NICE.
The world needs more nice – after the last few months, and especially after the last couple of weeks.
Then, when I heard Lorelai Gilmore herself – aka Lauren Graham – recommended The Boy is Back, I jumped in! I needed to escape.
The Boy is Back is exactly what I needed. Fun, light, funny, and a smidge romantic.
I call these books – the kind that are just plain fun – literary palate cleansers. They have no literary nutritional value, but they have their time and place. They clear the psyche and the mind. They steady and ready a body for the next blows the world is bound to throw.
Reed Stewart and Becky Flowers are exactly what the literary doctor called for. They aren’t deep characters, but they are intelligent and fun. I closed this book (well, the cover on my Kindle Paperwhite) and smiled, knowing that the world is still full of funny, light moments — even if these moments are fictional.
I love The Boy is Back. It put me in a great mood and got me ready for next week. No, not for Thanksgiving (although I LOVE Thanksgiving, too). No, it got me ready for new episodes of “Gilmore Girls.”
Five stars for The Boy is Back. Not for its literary qualities, but just for its fun.