Toni McGee Causey

Book ReviewBobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day

Reviewer's Rating: 
I truly enjoyed this book...and yet, it failed to rock my world because (see explanation in review).
St Martin's Press, 2007

In the first few pages of this book I almost gave up and set it down for good. With such a stellar rating from me, what was the initial problem? Language. Being a mother of impressionable youth, I don't swear. Alright, let's be honest, sometimes you just have to and in those cases I have come up with my own versions such as, Sugar Shack! and Fridge Monkey Magnets! So here is Bobbie Faye and her five-year-old niece living with her and Bobbie is cussing in front of her. Luckily the niece goes off to school so it is adult ears only that are treated to her blazing vocabulary (it eventually slacks off as the story takes shape) but still, swear words are grounds for me to put the book away without reading further. With nothing left on my to-read pile, I persevered with Bobbie thru the muck of her initial potty mouth and I'm so glad I did! This book is...