The below was written on Saturday February 6, 2010
How do I write a review about a book I so thoroughly enjoyed without giving away anything in the story? That is the question I've been asking myself all day as I have pondered what to write in my review of 'I Know Why The Angels Dance' by Bryan Davis. This book is not what I expected when I first started reading it. From the first time I saw the cover several months ago, I knew that I wanted to read this book! I love all of Bryan Davis's books and I highly recommend any and all of them!
As I was saying, the reason that I don't know what I expected from this story is because I never read or heard a single line about it before I started reading it. All I knew was that it was the first book Bryan Davis wrote 13 years ago. Last night I stayed up until after 12:30am (keep in mind that my bedtime of late has been 10:30/11:00) as I was so caught up in my reading. I closed the book with just 13 pages left. I know, "why didn't I just finish it?" :) But as I'm sure you know, staying up so late is not good for a pregnant woman.
Bryan Davis has a great gift. I have never read a book with such well-written scenes that didn't just "sum things up." No, Bryan Davis put lots of detail in his book and did not handle anything "lightly" or with a "just imagine it" feel. It was a blessing to me to read this book, and I encourage each and every one of you to read it as well!
This is a good read for young and old. Be prepared to cry, because I guarantee you will! :)
I know that that does not tell you anything about the story itself, but I honestly believe that to tell the smallest bit of it would be a disservice to you. You'll just have to read it for yourself!