The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
By: Katarina Bivald
Sara is from Sweden and she has traveled a long way to Broken Wheel, Iowa, in order to meet her pen pal, Amy. Amy described a lovely town, yet Sara is surprised at the actual dilapidated conditions of this small place. Sara is also caught off guard by the news of her friend’s passing. The people of Broken Wheel are friendly, but they aren’t readers. Sara decides to share her love of reading with the town, so she opens a bookstore in her friend’s honor. Slowly but surely, Sara and the books win over the residents and this small town begins to feel alive again.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend starts out slow, but builds into a delightful story that will reside in book lovers’ hearts forever. Readers will be able to easily relate to Sara’s need to read, her deep soul-craving desire to have a book in her hand. Reading addicts will chuckle as they read about familiar scenarios that they have experienced in the past. Bivald has done a wonderful job at truly showing the inner desires of a bookworm. This is a cute, quirky read that must be on every reader’s bookshelf.
This review was written for My Sister’s Books and Sasee Magazine.