Friday, August 20, 2010

Spooky Little Girl, Laurie Notaro ~ book review

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I received my copy of Spooky Little Girl two days ago via (tell them that ace1028 sent you). I started it yesterday morning, and I finished it last night!

Any guesses on how much I enjoyed it? I did. Truly.

It was cute and quirky, light and flirty. And yet, it was even a little bit heavy and heart-warming at the same time. And I do recommend it. I love Laurie's books. 

This is the first novel I've read by her (but I'm not sure if it's the first one she's written) as my other reads have been non-fiction and hilarious. One of my absolute favorites was, Autobiography of a Fat Bride. Fantastic. Hilarious. Absolutely excellent. I know I have another one I haven't read yet, but can't remember which one it is. It's called There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell. What a perfect name, don't you agree?

Spooky Little Girl is a story about a woman named Lucy. When the story begins Lucy is about to be married, and she has taken a bundle of money to go on her last single vacation with some girlfriends to Hawaii. When Lucy returns, she finds all of her possessions strewn across the front lawn of the house she lived in with her fiance', and her beautiful puppy Tulip barking at her from inside. She's devastated. Confused. And totally lost.

As Lucy tries to figure things out and ends up taking off to stay with her sister, Alice. We only meet Alice briefly before things take a dramatic turn. As is written on the back of the book (so no true spoilers here, I promise ...)
"A fatal encounter with public transportation leaves Lucy not in the hereafter, but in the nearly hereafter." I know, right? What the heck does that mean?

You'll have to pick up a copy for yourself to find out! Happy Reading!

* You'll find an affiliate link in this post. It merely means I'll get a few pennies if you buy this book! *


  1. Must be a good one. Will have to check out. I love a book you can devour in a day!

  2. Sounds really good! I hope she got some payback! :)


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