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32 Candles
32 Candles
Author: Ernessa T. Carter
32 Candles is the slightly twisted, utterly romantic, and deftly wry story of Davie Jones, who, if she doesn't stand in her own way, just might get the man of her dreams. — Davie -- an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi -- is positive her life couldn't be any worse. She has the meanest mother in the South, possibly ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061957840
ISBN-10: 0061957844
Publication Date: 7/1/2010
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Amistad
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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reviewed 32 Candles on + 109 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I thoroughly enjoyed this luminous, magical book! It is a fantastic read. You will love the heroine Davidia Jones, aka Davie. From her roots as an unloved dark skinned child living with her promiscuous mother in Mississippi to her sultry nights as a lounge singer in Los Angeles, the story of Davie's coming of age will make you cry and laugh out loud. Davie's enduring love for gorgeous rich boy James Farrell will bring to mind the teen love stories of the 80s, such as Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles, two movies that the heroine is obsessed with in this book. This is a story about the resilience of the spirit, first love and atonement. You will root for Davie as you've rooted for no other romantic heroine. My one negative would be the length. I think the editors could have cut 50 pages from the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
An INTRIGUING storyline with quite a few UNEXPECTED plot twists...ROMANCE...REVENGE...REDEMPTION...and a very COLORFUL and quirky cast of characters...despite a few slow's still an ENGAGING read...KUDOS to Ernessa T. Carter for crafting such a TOUCHING, cute and at times LOL funny debut...I'm looking forward to reading more from this author!
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reviewed 32 Candles on + 145 more book reviews
WOW! I really LOVED this book! Great story, great characters. Well written. Easy read. The story of Davie, a poor bullied girl from Mississippi, how she got past her terrible childhood, the mistakes she made, and how she made up for them. DEFINITELY recommend this one!
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The very best summer read I had! This story weaves a tale that some may not find believable but it bretahes the triumph of the underdog. Wonderfully written a story that has those of us who came of age in the 80s and 90s reminiscing. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!!!