Saturday, January 3, 2015
Book Review: The Skeleton in my Closet Wears a Wedding Dress by Sally Johnson
Author: Sally Johnson
Enjoyment Rating: ***
Source: Digital Copy
Content Alert: a clean read
Sophia did the thing every parent fears her daughter will do when she goes to BYU-- she met a returned missionary at the beginning of her freshman year, got engaged in September, married in October, and divorced in May. Now she's back at school for her second year, nineteen, divorced, and mortified, and living with a bunch of roommates.
While there is a romantic element to The Skeleton in my Closet Wears a Wedding Dress, what makes the book a good read, a book I might even recommend to my girls, is the way that Sophia starts to know herself through this experience. It's true that her ex was a jerk, and that the friend she confides in turns into more than a friend, but Sophia learns that she has strengths she didn't know she had. This one is cute, and a quick, enjoyable read. The BYU culture in the novel is more fun than annoying, and Johnson is spot-on with her cast of roommates.