Saturday, March 29, 2014
The Harm in Asking - Review
The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race by Sara Barron
Rating: 3 Stars
Description: Sara Barron lets us in on her awkward childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. And it is very very awkward. She covers everything to envying her little brother with asthma as a child, to spending a summer in France as a teenager where things don't go quite as expected and all the way to her father having to take care of her after a bike accident when she's in her early 30s.
My Impression: Humor books are a tricky genre for me. There's a thin line between being actually funny and being too something - either vulgar, pretentious, mean or just trying to hard. Luckily for me Barron managed to walk that line with extremely awkward ease. She's easy to identify with as a girl who has visions of the way things are supposed to be and they never quite turn out that way. Overall, it was funny, entertaining and interesting. It'd be a good beach or airplane read.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes
Would I Recommend this Book?: Yes