Greetings From the Flipside


Greetings From the Flipside
Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay
B&H

Hope Landon has been rewriting other people's greeting cards since she was six years old -- there's always a funnier caption. She's all set to chase those creative dreams with her musician fiance in New York City until he leaves Hope at the altar, deciding he must not really love this girl if he can't write a song for her. That may give her something to write about . . .

Hope disappears alone on what was supposed to be the couple's monthlong honeymoon. Upon returning she learns of her funeral -- everyone in her life concluded Hope must have killed herself after being jilted. Needing a fresh start more than ever, she heads for the Big Apple only to discover it's not that easy to rent a place when you've been declared dead.

I got this book because it looked cute and funny, but it was NOTHING like I expected. At all. The book blurb is really misleading. It tells you, technically  what happens...but not really. So I don’t think I had ever been more confused in my life about a book. For the first several chapters I was scratching my head because it made NO SENSE. At all. Finally, I understood that everything written in third person is what was really happening in the story; everything written in first person was what Hope was dreaming while she was in a coma.

Strange.

Parts of this book were really funny (after, you know, I actually figured out what was going on) but about halfway through, it lost my interest and I had a hard time finishing it. This book just didn’t work for me. Most of Hope’s card ideas I just didn’t find particularly funny. And it was just so…bizarre. I just had a hard time getting into a book when half of it wasn’t even what was really happening.


Rating: 4

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

Comments

  1. Oooookay. Won't be putting THAT one on my reading list.

    Which is very unfortunate, because the blurb DOES sound so "cute and funny"!

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