Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Something About Sophie

Title:  Something About Sophie
Author:  Mary Kay McComas
Publication Information:  HarperCollins Publishers. 2013. 296 pages.

Book Source:  I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program free of cost in exchange for an honest review. The book arrived as an uncorrected proof.

Favorite Quote:  "I got plenty of good memories and just the few that are sad. I pick and choose the ones I conjure up."

Something About Sophie is part mystery and part self discovery. Sophie Shepard is a young woman, who comes to a small Virginia town because she receives a letter from Arthur Cubeck. She knows she is adopted and thinks that the information Arthur has might tell her about her birth mother. She is happy in her life and with her adoptive family and does not have a need to find her birth mother, but she comes.

Unfortunately, upon her arrival, she discovers that Arthur has died, and no one seems to know what information he had to share. Thus begins the pseudo-mystery of discovering what relationship Sophie Shepard has to the town of Clearfield.

Unfortunately, the mystery ends up not much of a mystery. So, the books loses some interest. Additionally, the characters are not particularly vibrant and don't elicit an emotional connection. The book loses some more interest. The story follows a stereotypical path of some mystery, some romance, and some small town intrigue. The book loses even more interest.

Fortunately, it is a quick read, but for me, by the end, nothing much interesting is left in the book.

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