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Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences - Camille Pagán Poor Libby. She thought life was going great. A husband who loves her, a high paying job, and a close knit family. Sure it's not everything she hoped for, no kids and a mom who died of cancer when Libby was only 10, but she has a sunny outlook in life and that will get her through anything. Or so she thought. Then Libby is hit with two double whammies and she decides to flee Chicago for the sunny beaches of Vieques, leaving her life behind.

I purchased this book as my Amazon Firsts selection a couple months ago. This book was so filled with cliches and Pollyanna attitude that I should have hated it, yet I didnt. I thought it was a good, not great, example of chick lit. The writing was decent, I enjoyed some of the characters - particularly Libby's Puerto Rican landlady Milagros, and it was quite apparent that the author knows and loves Vieques. After reading this book , I now have my first ever desire to visit a Caribbean Island ; bonus points that it is part of Puerto Rico and thus doesn't require a passport. If you are a fan of the genre, you would probably enjoy this book, but it's not going to be winning any awards, nor will I be telling anyone to run right out and buy it.