RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today. RED Hearts will be posting every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through February. Today's RED Hearts post is from Lindsay Sellers, 20, of New York, NY, who recommends a new book to read:
In preparation for a few international flights, a friend recently recommended I read The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I packed it and wasn't sure if I'd get around to reading it, but as I sat in the terminal, six hours to kill, alone, with no trashy American magazines at my disposal, teleportation sounded tempting. The book promised a romantically compelling plot, and was more than 500 pages -- definitely long enough to last through my layover. I was sold.
The main characters, Henry and Claire, proved to be engaging, and the nearly saccharine plot was tempered by a few truly racy moments -- I almost felt the need to shield the text from the children and elderly seated around me. But I was thrown off by some huge gaps in logic: as if time-travel wasn't hard enough to swallow in a novel that takes place in modern-day Chicago, the rules about it did not always add up. And would any woman commit her life to a man who might literally vanish? Before I read this book, the cynic in me would have said no. But now with Valentine's Day on the horizon, I'm not so sure. Logic be damned -- maybe anything is possible!
RED Hearts guest poster Lindsay Sellars is an author of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today, which was recently published in paperback.