Monday, September 17, 2012
Post-Freshman Year Summer: Saving Ruth
by Zoe Fishman
Genre: Women's Fiction
Review: Zoe Fishman's second novel follows Ruth, a freshman at the University of Michigan who is returning home to Alabama for the summer. Reunited with old friends, much has changed, including the weight Ruth has lost (too much). As summer passes, Ruth and her brother David's relationship is tested as they lifeguard and coach together at the local pool.
This novel has everything I look for in an enjoyable yet thoughtful, fun novel: witty dialogue, realistic relationships, true family dynamics, and real issues.
Song to Read by: "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey