Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mile 21 by Sarah Dunster

Mile 21
by Sarah Dunster
length: 336 pages
file size: 3581 KB
Pub Date: October 1, 2013
by Cedar Fort, Inc
current ebook price: $7.99
source: Won a paper copy on facebook

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

The singles ward is the last place Abish wants to be. But after the unexpected death of her husband (and after being kicked out of her mom’s place), she has to move into single-student housing to finish up her schooling. Maybe training for a marathon and winning the heart of the handsome executive secretary are exactly what Abish needs to get a personal best.

My Thoughts

What I like most about this book is Abish. She feels like a real person dealing with real issues and feelings. Her pain is so achingly real and her stuttering attempts to deal with it fill me with the desire to reach out and try to help along with her boss/bishop. But, then I realize she is just a character in a book and I must simply read and hope that she will find the help she needs to move on as best she can, in her own way.

While the title and cover image make you believe the book will center around running, the running takes back stage to the development of Abish as a character and her growth and emergence from her pain. Runners and non-runners alike will enjoy this book for it's story.

Content Clean

Rating 5 stars

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