Monday, January 4, 2010

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors.
Publisher: Walker & Company.
Pages: 276.
When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be . . .

I was honestly surprised at how much I ended up liking Coffeehouse Angel. From the outside, you’d expect a giggly chick-lit kind of story, and to a certain extent, it is. But I’ve never read a young adult book that had me laughing so much, and I mean that in the good way.

The plot is a little odd, and Malcolm’s character turned out a lot more bizarre than the synopsis leads on, but I enjoyed him very much. His curiosity and lack of knowledge to the world was adorable and hilarious. I also think it’s those factors that made him and Katrina such an admirable couple; with her reluctance and his oddities, (for example- the kilt he was so keen on wearing) their interaction was so entertaining!

The only negative thing that I’m really dwelling on is the length. It was fairly short and rushed, and though the story was well developed, it just ended too quickly for me.

Overall, Coffeehouse Angel is one of those stories that will put you in good spirits and have you giggling as you turn pages. I definitely recommend it to people who want a little bit of lighthearted fun!

10 comments:

  1. Nice review. I'm looking forward to reading it, I love short, cute books :)

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  2. Nice review. This is a book I'm looking forward to reading this year.

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  3. Great review! It sounds like a great book!

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  4. Awesome review- you are convincing me more to look into this one.

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  5. great review...it sounds really interesting :)

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  6. I liked your review.. now I'm interested in reading this one for my blog too...

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  7. Thanks, great review! This sounds like a nice book, I really want to read it :)

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  8. I loved your review. Coffee House Angel does sound like a great book. I kinda go for this type book. LOL . The good is rewarded.

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  9. Good review, glad you enjoyed. Its always kind of sad when a good book ends quickly.

    BTW, you won an award over at my blog:
    http://mandycanread.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  10. It's a teen romance, so it's light, and it's clean, which is to be expected. But there was also a surprising amount of depth in "Coffeehouse Angel" - themes of forgiveness and living life to the fullest arise in a way that is thoughtful but not cloying or preachy. Katrina does a fair amount of growing up by the story's end and readers will be cheering her on each step of the way.

    Definitely a good read and recommended.

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