Saturday, September 22, 2012

BIG IN JAPAN by Jennifer Griffith

 Review by Heather Moore

At my hair appointment the other day, I was browsing through the free downloads on my Kindle app. I'd downloaded a sample chapter from BIG IN JAPAN. Since I was recently at a writers conference where I listened someone from the publisher speak (and was impressed), there were 2 things in favor of opening the book over all of the others (free sample, impressed with publisher).

So I started reading. Of course it cut off way too soon, and I did something I haven't done in awhile. I purchased the full book off of reading a sample. By the end of the day, I was half way through the story, caught up in the 300 pound main character, Buck, who joins his parents on a business trip to Japan.

Buck is the perfect awkward unsung hero, but his quirks are endearing, and his character very relatable.

Great humor throughout as well, some serious thought-provoking events, as well as a sweet romance. Really, everything rolled into one.

To download your free sample chapters, visit here.


3 comments:

Jennifer Griffith said...

Thanks so much for this review, Heather! I'm really glad the book was a fun time--and that you liked Buck as much as I did. Yay for unsung awkward heroes! (Love that description. Mind if I borrow it?)

Alissa Banks said...

Thanks for the review! I am always looking for more lds books to read!

Lance Tankman said...

I love the lds books that have been coming out lately. Thanks so much for all the posting!