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Reconstructing Natalie Book Review

“I laughed. I cried. It moved me Bob.” – the famous words of Larry the Cucumber from VeggieTales. Although I laughed more than I cried.

In Reconstructing Natalie (Women of Faith Fiction #18) by Laura Jensen Walker, Natalie Moore is twenty-seven when she learns she has breast cancer. This book is her journey. Her ups and downs. Her going from a young lady that is dependent on her parents to a young lady that learns to take risks. In a single diagnosis, her life is changed. It’s up to her to decide whether it’s for the better.

I was interested in reading this book when I found it on a chick-lit list on amazon.com. I looked it up on our library’s web page and sure enough, the library had it. I was hooked from the first sentence: “I’m obsessed with breasts.”

Natalie may be a character in a book, but, she can live in all of us. We can draw from her strength and learn to look life in the eye and not give in to it when life threatens to bring us down.

What I’m reading

What I’m not reading is the last of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7). I waited so long for this book to arrive, waited for hubby to finish reading it…and now…I can’t get into it. I don’t know why. I haven’t had this happen with the other six books. Maybe it’s because it’s the last one. Maybe it’s because I will get so caught up into the book I’ll forget I have a family to take care of. Or maybe I’ll get upset at the family because can’t they see I’m reading a really good book and they should leave me alone. (They haven’t picked up on that fact yet…mom has book…leave alone).

I am reading Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Book 1). I’ve been wanting to read this book for years and finally bought it. I was tired of it being checked out at the library whenever I had the urge to read it. I am really enjoying it and can’t wait to sit down and try to organize my thoughts for a book review.

Book reviewing isn’t easy for me. It takes me a while to analyze why I like or dislike a book. I probably make it a lot harder than it really is. Oh well. That’s part of who I am…over analyzing for know reason.

I’m also trying to read The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down (Yada Yada Prayer Group, Book 2). I actually started this book before “The Pants” but wanted to read “The Pants” first so I set “Yada” aside. Bad me. Well, I really wanted to read “The Pants” and am a firm believer that books choose the person. The person doesn’t always choose the book.

I’m not sure what book I’ll try to read next. I have several checked out from the library. One of which is Reconstructing Natalie (Women of Faith Fiction #18). I’ve been wanting to read this book for some time and the library finally had it. We’ll see what happens…remember, the person doesn’t always choose the book.