Thursday, May 17, 2012

In The Bag, Kate Klise ~ Book review

Kate Klise's In the Bag was a really cute read. It wasn't intensely literary. It wasn't a heavy and emotional novel. It was an easy and enjoyable read.

The primary characters are Daisy Sprinkle (yes, I know) who is a chef of all trades and Andrew (whose last name I have no idea about right now). Daisy and Andrew aren't the only characters in the book, though. They each - separately - have a teenage child.

Andrew has a son named Webb. Daisy has a daughter named Coco.

Names aside, these characters are kind of fun, quirky and even interesting.

The way the book plays out leaves us with overlapping mystery ... sort of. Mystery is a weird word for this kind of story. It's not the kind you turn each page waiting to find out whodoneit? - and it's not the kind that you look for clues along the way, either. But the connection between the four characters, which - honestly, is revealed rather quickly in the book - carries on well throughout all 300+ pages and does so well enough to avoid boring me as I make my way through each chapter, through each character's personal view and perspective.

Travels that overlap. A connection that one knows about and the other does not. Teenage angst. It could be considered chick lit. It could be looked at as Young Adult. It's not your stereotypical story of either genre, though. For me it was just a fun and lighthearted read.

I think you'd enjoy it if you picked up a copy. Don't expect it to be groundbreaking, let yourself sit back and enjoy the story as it unfolds and you'll find yourself entertained!

* I received a copy of this book from TLC Book tours to facilitate my review. All expressed opinions are my own. You'll find affiliate links in this post. 


  1. Ha, I snort/laughed a couple of times out loud whilst I read this post. Sorry I haven't posted in a while, been caught up in end of senior year activities...ONE MORE DAY!! My youngest's last day ever of school, you know what that means??? Last day ever for me to have to get someone out the door and only one more lunch to ever make...and that leads to my confession...I hate making lunches, I hate waking people up, and I totally love summer when I can be as lazy as my kids. So what happens now that their summers no longer impact mine? Or for that matter, what happens now that no one is at home?! Weird.

  2. I bet I'd love it... sounds like just the lite read I'm always looking for.

    I just finished Winter Garden. Holy Cow... I sort of moseyed through it thinking "Meh" and then I cried all over the beach at the end... I usually see that stuff coming a mile away, but that one blind-sided me! :-)

  3. Sounds like this would be the perfect book for a girls getaway weekend!

    Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for being on the tour!

  4. Thanks for the nice review! Really cute blog, too.

    Happy summer reading!


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