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 side: from the Haunted Mansion restaurant, famous for its “bloody fingers” (fries splattered with ketchup) to Spooky’s Bookstore (where employees dress like the walking dead).
But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skary’s favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town made famous by his writings becomes truly horrified. Soon, a scheme is plotted to put the fright back into Skary–and get their most famous resident out of love and back into the thrill business.
Filled with humor, small town charm, and a gentle message of enduring faith, Boo shows how even the most colorful group of busybodies and hypocrites can become a community changed forever by God.
I picked up this book on a whim. The cover which is nice and bright , all that white(as you can see) really did it for me. And the title wasn't too shabby either, I have a weakness for Boo's. Hehe.
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 her discovery that she had he all wrong in her mind, was great to experience. Wolfe's need to learn more about his religion was very touching. Another character that I enjoyed immensely was Miss Peeple, gossip and busy-body extraordinaire, it's her business to keep Skary on its feet, no matter what the consequences may be. Loved her.
After the initial hick-up mentioned before, I found it a quick and entertaining read.
Boo by Rene Gutteridge (4.5/5) Christian Fiction; Published: WaterBrook Press (9/03); Series: # 1, Boo; New Author; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (100);