Sunday, April 3, 2011
Come to the Edge by Christina Haag
An even and balanced portrait of two young people struggling with a big pot of life's challenges melded to the normal angst of growing and maturing, falling in love, career choices, the Kennedy legacy trying to find a bridge across which it can all work but realising eventually that it is not to be.
This is a book of much happiness and much pain, much joy and a dash of sorrow. John died much too young and Christina has had battles with Cancer.
In this book Christina has payed a fine,warm and loving tribute to someone who was such an important part of her life. She has painted a picture of his character with a rare grace and with dignity. The words are carefully chosen, delicate, sensitive, vivid and bright and each are right for the line in which the reside.
It is a lovely book to read that flows beautifully and is never stodgy. I simply couldn't put it down.
Come To The Edge has one of the nicest covers I`ve seen in a long time.