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Book Review: One Plus One

Author: Jojo Moyes Published: 2014 Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books Number of Pages: 368 My Rating: 4

One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You. Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages... maybe ever.

So, first off, I'm going to say that I went into this book very biased as I read Me Before You and had absolutely loved it. While I did not like this book nearly as much…

Book Review: Wild

Author: Cheryl Strayed
Published: 2012
Publisher: Knopf
Number of Pages: 336
My Rating: 4

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

When I first heard about this book a couple of years ago, I was quickly convinced it wasn’t going to be a book for me. From what I had heard, it was about a woman who set off on her own on…