Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mary Modern

I just finished this book called Mary Modern by Camille DeAngelis.

The main character, Lucy, is a 27 year old woman, who's a scientist and lives in an unbelievable fantastic house, a Queen Anne Victorian. Her boyfriend, Gray, moves in with her and then Lucy decides to have a baby, but she can't conceive. So, Lucy finds an apron with her grandmother's blood on it and clones her own grandmother. Wait, there's a surprise for Lucy! Instead of having a new baby, she gets her grandmother, Mary, at the age of 22, who isn't too happy at being brought into this world.

At the beginning of the book, there's alot of setup for this madcap plot, including the romance of Lucy and Gray and tidbits from Mary's life. Mary is the most developed character in this book. Gray tries to be well developed, but retains his one dimensional status throughout the novel.

Downers: I'm not sure what politics have to do with Lucy's shenanigans, but the author, Camille DeAngelis, felt the need to throw in her political views. I confess I skimmed through those passages. And near the end, there's a "showdown" with a preacher, which I also felt unnecessary to the plot. All the politics and minister scenes did was add pages to the novel.

Overall, I enjoyed reading "Mary Modern" and would definitely recommend it!

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