Today’s team review is from Wendy, she blogs here http://booklovercircumspect4.wordpress.com
Wendy has been reading Crazy In Love by Annabelle Costa
Who hasn’t been Crazy in Love at some point in their lifetime? However, in this story, Anna is a whole lotta different with her can collection and obsessive tendencies, especially about germs that even had me wanting to get up and clean my entire house.
Anna is a highly intelligent computer coder that has a successful career but due to her OCD she is unable to engage in any meaningful relationships, especially with the opposite sex.
Enter, Matt Harper….
We are introduced to Matt as a healthy, strapping young gent that has his whole life ahead of him. He is also a computer coder and is Anna’s co-worker. Matt initially comes across as a bit of a player but does have some heart as he is very protective of Anna. Matt is having problems with his ankle and sees his medical doctor and his whole world is turned upside down.
Overall, this book is an interesting look at the way society reacts to those with mental conditions and those who have a physical debilitating condition and the stigma related to both. This was a nice easy paced read for me which is exactly what I was looking for in a book, and be sure to read the acknowledgements at the end of the book. 🙂
I give this book three out of four “SOCKS”. See rating system here.
One last note, I couldn’t end this review without mentioning Beyonce’s song, Crazy in Love……..
They call her Crazy Anna.
Anna Flint won’t shake your hand. She collects tin cans. She cleans her cubicle at work with Lysol several times a day. But Anna doesn’t care that they call her crazy. She’s absolutely satisfied with her life of perfect organization, cleanliness, and most of all, solitude.
Matt Harper likes Anna Flint. He likes that she’s the smartest person he knows and he likes her big blue eyes. He doesn’t even mind her can collection. In fact, he pretty much likes everything about Anna. As his body and his world are falling apart, she still manages to make him happy.
Matt is the only person Anna has ever wanted to be close to. But how can she go on a date with him if the thought of dinner at a restaurant fills her with terror? How can she ever kiss the man she loves if she can’t even touch him?
Maybe it’s time to stop being Crazy Anna. If only she could.
About the author
Annabelle Costa is a physical therapist who loves the following things, not necessarily in this order:
–Chick lit (both reading it and writing it)
–Cupcakes (both making them and eating way too many of them)
–British accents (both listening to them and pretending to have one)
–80s movies (both watching them and quoting them out of context while her friends frown in confusion)
–Pop music (both listening to it and singing it very, very badly in the car and/or shower)