Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Review: Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue by S.L. Rottman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Stu’s life has completely changed. He is moving to Minot, North Dakota with his mother who will become the commander of the Air Force base located there. His brother is going away to college and his father will be moving to Nevada to help take care of his aging mother. With his family spread across the nation and his mother busy with her military career, Stu discovers that life on an Air Force base can be a lonely place, even if you never alone. His mother wont grant him more independence, he recognizes issues with a family across the street, but is not sure if he should act and he discovers that his long time pen-pal will be moving to the same base he has recently arrived at and their anonymous correspondences will no longer be anonymous. A true tragedy strikes very close to home and Stu quickly discovers that decisions he makes also affects those around him.
Out of the Blue has the potential to affect any reader who gets to the end of the story, but unfortunately the story doesn’t get gripping until over half way through the book. Rottman’s writing was great and I found myself wanting to finish the book and discover how it was going to end, but if I had not committed to reading this book for a review, I might not have gotten to the end to discover these truths. Readers looking for a realistic fiction book may be happy with this choice, but it probably would not be a priority on their To Be Read pile.
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