One More Rec   

I did it again.

I seriously have to stop staying up late just so I can finish my books. It is a bad habit I thought I had broken.

Truth is, I use reading as an escape. I do a LOT of it when I’m not particularly happy about things and, once I get sucked into a good book, I can’t put it down. Thus the late night reading and early morning sleepiness.

Ah well.

Finished Brendan Halpin’s Donorboy last night. (Yes, him again.) This time it’s a fictional story but, having read his other two books, I recognized all the personal aspects of the book for him. I actually think that made the book even better for me. I recognized pieces of Brendan in the father and his fears for his daugther, Rowen, in the girl Rosalind. The man has worked with teenagers for years so he does a wonderful job speaking as a 14 yr old girl and representing the other teenagers around her.

The book is about a 14 yr old girl, Rosalind, who loses her two moms in a freak accident. She ends up living with the man who donated the sperm that her mom used to get pregnant. They’d never met and she’s not too happy to be stuck with a 35 yr old man she doesn’t know instead of with her moms’ friend, Aunt Karen. Now Rosalind is stuck getting know her ‘father’ while dealing with the tragic death of the only parents she has known and Sean must adjust quickly to being the parent of a teenager who won’t talk to him.

It’s a great read. Though, be prepared, it definitely makes you cry. I’ll admit that I probably cried a lot more than others will and that’s mostly because I knew some of the author’s history. The book was fictional but there were some scenes that I felt probably represented very real moments in Halpin’s life and those are the ones that really turned on the waterworks for me.

Anyway, if you’ve got the time, check it out.

One Response to “One More Rec”

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    calturner says:

    The book sounds very interesting. I’ll have to look it up. :)

    I use reading in exactly the same way as you do. It’s always been an escape for me. {{Rae}}