Today I have a special review for all my LDS fiction loving friends. :) What Not to Say When You're Running Away is a fun book about a group of college kids trying to make their way though the challenges of dating and friendship while balancing work and classes.
Sara is the main character in this book and boy does that girl have some issues. Luckily she has a good and patient group of friends who help her navigate through her insecurities and hermit type tendencies. Sara makes some pretty dumb choices and hurts people but luckily she eventually learns from her mistakes and tries to do better.
Poor Matt has the patience of a saint. Seriously. I'm not sure how many guys out there would put up with all he did but it really can't be that many.
I loved the whole college vibe going on this book. It felt authentic and real. The mish mash of feelings and changing relationships were spot on for the college crowd. This book is set in Arizona, mostly Thatcher and since we spent over 5 years living in Arizona it felt a bit like coming home to me. I miss the Monsoons and Diamondback games. And you just can't beat an Arizona winter.
This was a good book. It kept me interested, if not a bit frustrated with Sara. It was squeeky clean and overall just an easy reading book. It's what I like to call brain candy as it doesn't require anything from you, it's just a good diversion.
You can find What Not to Say When You're Running Away here:
It is also available at smashbooks. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/318201
And in print at http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreDetails.aspx?BookID=20082&ID=358e2d8d-f61b-4789-b086-1bf5a5afe6b2