Tuesday, June 4

Faithful: Book Review


Janet Fox

May 13th 2010
Young Adult | Historical
Official Blurb - 
Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bennet's life is in tatters. Her mother has disappeared, and is presumed dead. The next thing she knows, her father has dragged Maggie away from their elegant Newport home, off on some mad excursion to Yellowstone in Montana. Torn from the only life she's ever known, away from her friends, from society, and verging on no prospects, Maggie is furious and devastated by her father's betrayal. But when she arrives, she finds herself drawn to the frustratingly stubborn, handsome Tom Rowland, the son of a park geologist, and to the wild romantic beauty of Yellowstone itself. And as Tom and the promise of freedom capture Maggie's heart, Maggie is forced to choose between who she is and who she wants to be.

I love the west and thought this would be a delightful read. Unfortunately, this was more like an advertisement. It feels safe to say that the author has a great love for Yellowstone National Park. The detail and amount of time spent on that subject are a bit too much. Compounding the problem is a girl who is very bratty. She feels the world revolves around her and isn't afraid to demand her own family to live up to her expectations no matter the sacrifice. After all their sacrifice is of little concern to herself. She is the type that charges forward without a thought and will be in a pickle before long. I got to the point where I didn't care if she entangled herself in an unhappy marriage. If you are consistently going to be dumb it is about time to pay the consequences. So obviously I gave up on this read.