Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Swami Review #2: Straight Jacket by Meredith Towbin

In Straight Jacket, Caleb has a constant dream of going back to heaven. Stuck in a mental institution wasn't his idea of an afterlife, until he finds out his reason for being in there. Caleb recognizes Anna like she was stitched to his heart. Remembering what he was told, he instinctually protects Anna from her abusive parents. Angels aren't supposed to become a force in the life of those they help, but he convinces her he is an angel and that he can solve all her problems. His love is nothing like she has ever experienced. Old enough to leave, they check out of the institution together. She trusts Caleb completely until she finds out he has a life and a family on the outside.

What Swami loved the most about this book was the twists and turns in every chapter. Just when you think you've found stable ground for Anna, she falls down a sinkhole. Constant curiosity! Is he an angel or is he crazy? Swami says read the damn book because spoilers aren't her thang!

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