Book Review: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard[simpleazon-link asin=”0062313630″ locale=”us”]Labor Day Movie Tie- In Edition: A Novel (P.S.)[/simpleazon-link]
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The movie trailer for Labor Day led me to want to read the book. The teen voice was unflinchingly honest and authentic though limited in it’s viewpoint. As a result the book is not as romantic as one might presume from the movie trailer. Still it was an interesting story with compelling characters and a surprising amount of suspense. I enjoyed the read for the most part.

“This was one thing the two of them could agree on – my mother and Frank: that it was hard going out into the world” (p. 21).

“I am your prisoner, Adele, was what he said to her” (p. 93).

“Even a dog would know – maybe a dog, most of all – that Eleanor wasn’t the type of person you’d want to hang around more than absolutely necessary” (p. 228).

Author: Allie

I was a Children's Librarian for 8 years and worked in Administration for several more. I love blogging about books, information, and other library related topics. Most of my blogs are book reviews.