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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Dinda,
    You had a good understanding of that book and I liked your review! That told me all I needed to know to buy the book.
    Thanks for following my blog. I'm going to follow yours, too! Did you know I have a YA fiction blog, too?
    Have a happy weekend,