Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CFBA Book Spotlight: Becca by the Books by Laura Jensen Walker

About the Book: Sales clerk, barista, telemarketer, sign waver...

At twenty-five, free-spirited Becca Daniels is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. What Becca doesn’t want to be is bored. She craves the rush of a new experience, whether it’s an extreme sport, a shocking hair color, or a new guy. That’s why she quit her bookstore job, used her last bit of credit to go skydiving, and broke her leg.

And that’s why, grounded and grumpy, Becca bristles when teased by friends for being commitment-phobic. In response, Becca issues an outrageous wager—that she can sustain a three-month or twenty-five date relationship with the next guy who asks her out. When the guy turns out to be “churchy” Ben—definitely not Becca’s type—she gamely embarks on a hilarious series of dates that plunge her purple-haired, free-speaking, commitment-phobic self into the alien world of church potlucks and prayer meetings.

This irrepressible Getaway Girl will have you cheering her on as she “suffers” through her dates, gains perspective on her life’s purpose, and ultimately begins her greatest adventure of all.

As commitment-phobic myself, I wish I had had time to read this before today! Oh well, maybe this weekend!



Krista said...

This was a fun one, I think you'll like it!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I loved Laura Jensen Walker's Phoebe books (Dreaming in Black and White and Dreaming in Technicolor). She's a great author. I need to pick up this series.

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