Here's a sweet romance to get you in the Valentine's Day mood for this weekend!
Mad Love is a sweet and humorous read with a wonderful cast of characters. Alice is a plucky narrator who manages to frequently make readers laugh, despite her growing list of troubles. Her neighbors, Mrs. Bobot, her granddaughter Realm, Reverend Ruttles, and Archibald, are an eccentric but lovable bunch, and add a lot of humor to the story. This book is filled with all sorts of love--filial, platonic, and of course, romantic, as Alice meets Tony and the pair goes through the requisite and sometimes awkward getting-to-know-you stage. Errol brings in the fantastical element to the story, but despite his god-status and powers, the book feels very contemporary, especially since the heaviest issue dealt with in Mad Love is Alice's mother's illness and how Alice copes with it. The book remains fairly light throughout though, and chaste despite its references to more adult romance titles, making it a fun and quick escape from reality perfect for younger teens.
Cover Comments: I like this cover and its dimensions--it basic in the simple heart, but it does reveal a little bit of the book's complications. Very nice.
ARC provided by publisher.
If you have an e-reader, this one comes in an e-book, and lending is enabled!