Saturday, November 5, 2011

Review : Loving Donovan by Bernice L. McFadden

Category : Contemporary Fiction
Format: Hardcover (226 pages)
Publisher: Dutton Adult (27 January 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 052594706X
ISBN-13: 978-0525947066

Goodreads description :
Despite being born to a broken-hearted mother and a faithless father, Campbell still believes in the power of love…if she can ever find it. Living in the same neighborhood, but unknown to Campbell until a chance meeting brings them together, is Donovan, the “little man” of a shattered home—a family torn apart by anger and bitterness. In the face of these daunting obstacles, Donovan dreams of someday marrying, raising a family, and playing for the NBA. But, deep inside Campbell and Donovan live the histories that have shaped their lives. What they discover—together and apart—forms the basis of this compelling, sensual, and surprising novel. 

My Thought :
Loving Donovan is written in 3 parts. In part 1 (Her), we can learn about Campbell's childhood. In her childhood, she has to see her parent's dead relationship. Campbell also has to experience teen pregnancy in her teenager year. In this part, we also learn about Rita's (Luscious) life story.

Part 2 (Him) is about Donovan's life. In his childhood, he was molested by Clyde, one of his family. In this part, the author describe how Donovan's parents's marriage fall apart because his grandmother's interference. His grandmother is a  woman who like to controlling other people's life. All of that things affect Donovan's love life in the future.

Part 3 (Them) is about Campbell and Donovan's relationship. In this part, we can see how Campbell and Donovan meet, build their relationship and how their relationship fall apart. 

I like the book. It is well written. It's about love and family. We can learn so many things about relationship from the book. Many women face the same issue with the character in this book. 

This book also has strong character who live with their own problem, and it makes the book more interesting. This book really describe how real life go on.This book is not like a book I usually read. I recommend the book for everyone who want to read a well written book.

I give Loving Donovan 4 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness November

Random Acts of Kindness is the monthly event hosted by Book Soulmates
Last month, I didn't receive any RAK . So, I hope I would get some RAK this month. And here the rules from Book Soulmate's blog :

Please read carefully & follow all rules!

  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

You can check my wish list here