Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by: Deb Caletti

Summary: It is summer in the Northwest town of Nine Mile Falls, and sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen, ordinarily dubbed The Quiet Girl, finds herself hanging out with gorgeous, rich, thrill-seeking Travis Becker. But Ruby is in over her head, and finds she is risking more and more when she's with him.
In an effort to keep Ruby occupied, Ruby's mother Ann drags Ruby to the weekly book club she runs. When it is discovered that one of the group's own members is the subject of the tragic love story they are reading, Ann and Ruby spearhead a reunion between the long-ago lovers. But for Ruby, this mission turns out to be much more than just a road trip....

Review: Honestly, this book took me a while to get into. Once I kept reading, I enjoyed it. The book is about a girl who is ordinary and is considered the "Quiet Girl". She meets this rich, bad boy and she discovers her fearless side. For a while it is a freeing experience and turns into what Ruby thinks is love.

The characters in this book kept me interested and wondering what was going to happen next. I loved how the author portrayed all of the different characters. The way Caletti used the Casserole Queens past experiences to teach lessons was an amazing way of going about the story line. Characters who you would consider to be boring and not interesting were funny, sincere, and caring. These were the people who helped Ruby discover who she wanted to be. Caletti wrote in such a way, that the characters grabbed your heart and grew on you. You will root for people to overcome their obstacles. It took me a while to get used to the style of writing, but it was worth the persistence. I am excited to read more books by Deb Caletti.


  1. Thanks for the review, this sounds great! I've never read anything by Deb Caletti, though I do have one in my TBR pile.

  2. I tried reading this one but I just couldn't get into it. I see you mentioned how it took you a while to get interested as well so I may give it another try. :)

  3. The starting is kind of long but I love how it turns out.

    Great review

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  5. ahh cute cover, nice review.
    BTW I nominated you for the sisterhood award

  6. Thanks Lauren! I am so glad you started blogging!