Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor of Love by Emily Franklin

As Love Bukowski prepares for her senior year at Hadley Hall, she faces many changes in her life. Love is meeting her mother, Gala, for the first time since she was an infant, she also discovers that she has a half-sister, Sadie, which she then learns is actually her full sister. All through this, Love is dealing with her once-boyfriend Jacob; however, the definition of the relationship in its current state is unclear. Luckily, Love has her friend Chris, who is dealing with his own relationship issues, and her boyfriend who could possibly end up being something more, Charlie, to help her throughout this chaotic time. In the end, Love finds balance and happiness and learns to accept change as just another part of life.

Labor of Love by Emily Franklin is a wonderful novel that explains that although change is inevitable, it does not always have to be for worse. This main idea made the novel very enjoyable. It helped me to realize that if a person learns to accept change; rather than, try to prevent it, coping will be easier. Also, then novel was funny and a definite page-turner. I felt so wrapped up in Love's life that I felt as if I were living it. I look forward to reading not only the next book in the series, but other books by Emily Franklin as well.

Content: I recommend adult guidance for this book because it mentions sex, and this topic may be inappropriate for younger readers.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 9

Reviewer Age: 14
Reviewer City, State and Country: East Islip, New York United States

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