Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Touchable Love by Becky Due

Touchable Love, An Untraditional Love Story
Publication Date: February 15, 2008
Genre: General Fiction/Woman's Fiction/ Chick-lit
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My Rating: 3.5

Book Blurb: Love will always conquer fear and Christy has much to fear. When she enters the lives of two men, they teach her everything she needs to know about love. However, while dealing with her past issues and trying to treat her body like the temple it is, she teaches them a thing or two in return.

My Thoughts: This is a very different book from my every day reading. Christy is a woman who is struggling with herself as a person. She doesn't have a lot of self worth about herself and just kind of floats along in life. She really hasn't found her place yet. She puts a lot of her self worth into her body. After quitting a job as a nude model she finds herself wanting to be on the other side of the camera. She gets an offer from a man named Paul who happens to be dieing from aids. He wants her to photograph his life and after he is gone, finish his book and distribute the book for free. She won't make money off this deal, but her name will be known. She does this, but as she takes the time photographing Paul, she falls in love with him and doesn't understand how she will ever gets past losing him. Another man in Paul and Christy's life is Brian. Christy and Brian bond as the end of Paul's days come.

I was captivated by this book. The writing style is unique and different. The story itself is different from what the average reader is used too. It isn't every day we sit down and read a love story that involves aids and other diseases and how real these diseases really are. That there are people out there everyday dieing. This book leaves you with mixed emotions.

I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend this to a friend. I recommend this to readers who like a story that will leave them thinking and don't mind seeing the other side of life that might be ugly.


1 comment:

Crystal said...

Very interesting. Haven't heard you talk about this one. I still have to choose a book for book club. Wonder if I should choose one that should get us thinking like this one did you? Just a thought. :)