Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Review:Becca By The Book by:Laura Jensen Walker
About the Book:
Sales clerk, barista, telemarketer, sign waver ...At twenty-five, free-spirited Becca Daniels is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up.What Becca doesn't want to be is bored. She craves the rush of a new experience, whether it's an extreme sport, a shocking hair color, or a new guy. That's why she quit her bookstore job, used her last bit of credit to go skydiving, and broke her leg. And that's why, grounded and grumpy, Becca bristles when teased by friends for being commitment-phobic. In response, Becca issues an outrageous wager---that she can sustain a three-month or twenty-five date relationship with the next guy who asks her out. When the guy turns out to be 'churchy' Ben---definitely not Becca's type---she gamely embarks on a hilarious series of dates that plunge her purple-haired, free-speaking, commitment-phobic self into the alien world of church potlucks and prayer meetings. This irrepressible Getaway Girl will have you cheering her on as she 'suffers' through her dates, gains perspective on her life's purpose, and ultimately begins her greatest adventure of all.
Becca loves adventure, so when the idea of skydiving comes up, she jumped for the opportunity, literally. First time was great but the second time was a failure, she ended up in the hospital with a broken ankle. Her friends from her book club, The Getaway Girls, come to the rescue. They do pretty much everything for her, feeding, driving, even dyeing her hair for her. But during on of their book club discussions, The Getaway Girls bet Becca can't commit to the next guy who asked her out, for at least 3 months. Becca takes the challenge and the next day while at her old new job in a bookstore, Ben, catches her eye. He asks her to coffee and they really hit it off until she found out he was well, a churchy. He went on mission trips, did all the things a christian would and now she had to date him for three months. When he invites her to church, she's the topic of conversation. They ladies of the church feel that Becca may cause him to back slide and is no good for him. But little do they know what really is going on.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Christian Review of Books.