Finny by Justin Kramon
Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: July 13, 2010
Trade Paperback, 384 pages
How is the novel driven: Character - the character of Finny is front and center in this book with secondary roles of Earl, and her friend Judith.
My thoughts: I was captured in the first few pages and transported to Finny's world, which was much like any other teenager's world when the book beigns. But what captivated me so was Finny herself and her way of saying what she was feeling and almost trying to get into trouble without really trying. Finny couldn't seem to censor herself nor did she want to. I found this endearing in a strange way. As the novel continues and I continued to learn more about Finny through her life, I liked her even more. She is strong and confident at times and unsure at times. She reads like a person you would really know.
The pacing of the novel is perfect. No time in her life is really dwelt on in too much detail - it's like a giant overview, but an overview that is well-done so you get to know Finny and the others in her life without being bogged down by the trivial. Mr. Kramon has a delightful writing style that seems to understand the reader and give the reader exactly what they want (or at least this reader).
I loved Finny, the character and the book and would highly recommend it to people that read just about any genre. It's a fast enjoyable read and Finny, the character won't leave your mind any time soon I promise.
My Rating: 4.75/5.0
For more information about the book and the author, see my tour post here.
Giveaway: Since my bookshelves are overflowing, I'm going to give my gently read copy of Finny away. Open to US/Canada only. Leave all entries in one post please for this one. To enter all you have to do is comment and leave your email addy. For extra entries follow me (GFC Friend, RSS, email subscription, Goodreads friend, Like My Reading Room on Facebook, Twitter (@cfulcher)), you can also tweet 1 entry per day. For 10 extra entries tell me why you want to read this book. Giveaway ends 9/21.