Friday, April 19, 2013

Catherine by April Lindner - ADVISABLE

Lindner, April  Catherine, 305 pgs.  Poppy, 2013.  $17.99  

Content: Language: PG-13 (18 swears; 8 God); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.   


Chelsea finds a letter that her dead mother, Catherine, wrote her.  However, the letter shows that Catherine didn’t die of an illness like Chelsea’s father said.  Chelsea decides to pursue her mother’s past to see if she can find her mother.  Chelsea ends up in Manhattan at the Underground, a musical hotspot for up and coming musicians.  After finding people from her mother’s past, including her mother's soul mate, she starts to connect the clues to finding her mother.  Chelsea also becomes friends with a boy named Coop who helps her navigate the city and the past. 

This is a modern twist on the classic story Wuthering Heights.  The story is told in two parts, every other chapter is Chelsea’s story and her mother Catherine’s story, but each story is equally as engaging and it’s not hard to connect with the switching character storylines.  This is an entertaining novel that is hard to put down.  It has great characters, adventure, mystery and romance. 

 Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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