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Book Review: The Shack

Back in January my Mom and I were book shopping and sometimes books just call to you. She picked this book, The Shack by William P. Young, based totally on the cover. As a fellow book junkie I had to agree that some of the best books I’ve bought and read were based solely on the fact that they have a really cool cover. Nothing wrong with that, right?

So, a few weeks ago my Mom finally finished reading it as did Keith’s Mom and each of them told me I had to read this book. Granted I am religious and spiritual, but you do NOT have to be either of those to truly appreciate the message in this book. I literally finished it in three days because I could not put the book down. I was actually upset when it was all over because I wanted to know more about the characters and what will happen to them in the future.

The book starts out with the main character’s daughter being abducted on a camping trip. She is murdered in a run down shack in the middle of the woods with no civilization around for miles. Some time after, the main character finds a note to go back to the shack. That’s really about all I can tell you without giving anything good away to you. The author portrays the characters so beautifully and the descriptiveness of the settings and world around the main character are so believable. I had such a vivid picture in my head of every event, and any writer knows that to achieve that can be so challenging.

This all being said, if you’ve read the book I would love to know what you thought. Would you recommend it to someone else? Would you read it again? (I sure would!). And if you haven’t read it, what have you heard about it? Apparently this book is making a huge impact on those who read it, and I’d love to know what you guys think!

And make sure to check out if you’re curious to learn more. I especially liked the Author’s page. I kind of want to meet him!

  1. *smiles* ahhh i love to read! i think i may need to pick that up asap! i need some new books to read!

  2. I’d love to hear more about the book. I am not much of a book reader, don’t have much time, but would love to hear about it more.

  3. LMFAO, I can’t believe I’m the first to comment on the whole “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” thing. I guess that concept goes totally out the window here.

    I’m usually not a huge book reader because my attention span is pretty much non-existent so it takes REALLY really interesting subjects to even make me want to read in the first place. I think I might at least check this out at the library though. It sounds good.

  4. Love book reviews… definitely going to add this to my Amazon wishlist. Thanks Christine. =P

  5. I think this book is actually sitting on my bookshelf now. My grandma read it and loved it. Maybe I should give it a chance.

  6. I’ve never read this book, but it does sound kind of good, I might have to add it to my list now! :)

  7. I think I’ve heard of this book, somewhere else, recently too. I’m going to add it to my list!

  8. From the little you’ve wrote about the book it makes me want to read it, hehe~ Next time I visit the bookstore I’ll surely look it up, thanks!! :D


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