Boo (Boo #1)
Talk about Working out Your Faith with Fear and Trembling.
The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone or, Boo, as the locals fondly call him.
For the past sixteen years, the reclusive writer has been the town's greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once-struggling Skary into a thriving tourist-trap for the dark si
Skary, Indiana sounds like such a charming little town--I'd live there! The characters really pulled the stor ...more
When bestselling horror-novelist Wolfe "Boo" Boone suddenly becomes a Christian and leaves his days of writing horror novels behind, his home town of Skary, Indiana, suddenly panics, as their i ...more
Some of the characters are a little out there but at the same time I am sure we can all think of people who share some of those same characteristics, especially if you have ever lived in a smaller town. I would hope that two points would be realized from the supporting characters- 1. not every person who calls themselves a christian truly has a relationship with Christ and therefore is not actually a Christian and 2. that those who tr ...more
The characters are adorable, though I think Gutteridge forgot during scenes between Ainsley and her father that Ainsley was an older woman versus a twelve year old girl.
The part of the synopsis I glazed over was "god" and that turns out to be a key word in describing this work. Gutteridge, it seems, is a christian humor writer. Surprise! I thought the book was about something Halloween-y.
The book IS about how a famous horror writer turns to religion and shuns futur ...more
Ainsley is pretty disgusted with Wolfe. He's turned her beloved town into a horror attraction without even trying. When he accepts God and starts to pursue her, she realizes that there might be more than meets the eye with him. Ainsley is a very sweet and obedient girl. She's a favorite of many and tries to make those aro ...more
Anyways. To end on a positive note, the best part was how Boo refused to get involved in the rumor-mongering. The e ...more
Things I Liked:
Nothing. I continued reading purely out of curiosity, not that it was even the kind of book that you would expect a twist ending from. And true to form, there were no surpr ...more
Wolfe Boone, a reclusive writer of horror novels converts to Christianity and hints that he may be giving up writing in the horror genre. This rumor causes immense consternation within his hometown, Skary, Ill. which has made a thriving tourist industry out of his residence. Ainsley Parker, waitress at The Haunted Mansion, has hated Boone from a distance for the ghoulish transformation his novels have wrought on her town. Little does she realize, however, that she is the object of ...more
Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised on how much enjoyed this story. I admit that it took me a while to get into the story, but once I got to know the characters I found it easier to follow and was laughing out loud in no time.
Ainsley and Wolfe are great together, slowly getting to know each other and h ...more
The plot line kept me interested there were so many twists and turns and drama but it avoided being vapid or obvious. Each character was fully realized a ...more