Saturday, June 07, 2008

Book Review: Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell

48-hour Challenge Book 2
Started: Saturday, 12:51 pm
Finished: Saturday, 6:54 pm

Book: Carpe Diem
Author: Autumn Cornwell
Published: 2007

Vassar Spore has her whole life planned out. Valedictorian, brilliant academic career, PhD, Pulitzer . . . Then her summer plans (AP English class, Advanced Latin camp, and a SubMolecular Theory course) are derailed when her grandmother blackmails her parents into sending Vassar on a trip to Southeast Asia with her.

It's exactly as bad as she expects. From one hair-raising adventure to the next, life with her free-wheeling grandmother is the antithesis of the measured, predictable existence she prefers. How will she ever survive this summer?

And what is the Big Secret that induced her parents to let her go?

This book was a blast. Vassar is the ultimate fish out of water, both as an American abroad and as a hyper-meticulous planner forced to live in the moment. Although some may find the characterizations a little over the top, Vassar's adventures demand larger-than-life characters. Check this out for a fast-paced, funny ride through exotic lands.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Ooh, pretty cover. I'll have to add this one to my list.