Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Perfection Captures the Essence of Relationships

I can't keep up with Joy Campbell's publications. I'm now reviewing Perfection, but Joy has already moved on to another book. Nevertheless, here is my mini review of Perfection.

Joy Campbell’s Perfection reveals an on and off, should-have-ended-a-long-time-ago relationship between Natasha and Malik. Later, the author introduces us to Karim, an admirable and responsible young man with a “challenge” or a scheming “fling” that threatens his future.

Relationship is a central theme in Perfection. The relationships vary from mother-daughter, stepmother-daughter, father-daughter, sister-sister, cousin-cousin and boyfriend-girlfriend. The overbearing mother and thoughtful stepmother, combined with the Jamaican party-culture/trend, love and jealousy are elements in the relationships that keep readers engaged. Perfection gives two sides of modern day work culture showing a workaholic and another who has learned to balance work and family.
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Joy Campbell, every now and then, pokes the reader with strong narrative and dialogue that tickle the reader into laughter.  A bonus is the sweet romance between Natasha and Karim. Ahem! Tantalizing is the word. I shall say no more about that, but I caution readers not to read that final scene in public.

Joy Campbell, our young adults need more of this conscious writing that shows young people's follies. The book does not preach. It delivers messages to caution readers who are likely to make certain mistakes. Guys should read this book. It is good to know there is  sequel because I tried swiping my fingers across the Kindle screen to find more pages to read.

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  1. Always great when a book doesn't preach. Great review

  2. You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing. Reading blogs is my hobby and I randomly found your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging journey. Please keep in touch with me in Twitter, @ipersuade.

  3. Thanks so much, Peaches. Finally looked at my blog today and saw your comment. Thanks for writing such a comprehensive review. Glad you enjoyed the book. It is always good to see how a book is viewed from someone else's viewpoint. Thanks again.

  4. Hi Peaches! *waves like a crazy person* I'm finally back to blogging and trying to visit all my old blog buddies. So how are you doing?

    I love Joy's writing style and her book's definitely on my to-read list. :-)

  5. Joy is a great writer and I've enjoyed many of her books. Great review. And Happy birthday Peaches!