Friday, March 12, 2010
Waking Up In The Land Of Glitter by Kathy Cano-Murillo
Then there is Star. A fountain of ideas and energy, she just can't quite get it together in life. She starts a hundred projects and doesn't finish one. Moving at the speed of light, she leaves disasters behind, as she doesn't take the time to follow through on details. Star is at a crisis point. Her parents are going to start charging her rent or make her move out, three years after she has finished college. They've fired her from her job at their restaurant. Worst of all, she has alienated the love of her life who has decided he has to move on to protect himself from her wild mood swings and energetic ambitions that seem to go nowhere.
The three come together to work on the craft show. Ofelia is Star's cousin, and Chloe joins with them to further her image as a crafting queen. Can these three pull it together in time for the show? Can Ofelia learn to keep her love of crafts without ruining her family? Will Chloe make it to the top of the crafting world? Can Star find her way, both in life and love?
Cathy Cano-Murillo has created an engaging book that will please the reader. The characters, while very different, are all written so realistically that the reader will feel they know them. Star, in particular, is a vibrant character, a whirlwind with a love for others, that the reader won't soon forget. The writing is breezy and the story never drags. This book is recommended for women readers.