Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Book Review: Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus is an unexpected ton of fun! I enjoyed the adventure—and you will, too. In fact, you may even decide you want to be just like Harriet when you grow up, but that would be the opposite of the point of the book. While on her trip, Harriet learns to accept herself and others just as they are.

When 72-year-old Harriet loses a bet to her daughter-in-law requiring her to move cross-country, Harriet decides to make the journey by city bus. She sells her house, ships her belongings and her dog, and hops on the first bus she sees, intending to let it take her as far as it will.

But city busses don’t travel very far, so Harriet must learn how to travel from city to city, sometimes taking busses, taxi cabs, trains—and many unexpected things! She trades in her fashionable shoes for a pair of red high tops and learns to use a smart phone with its GPS. Along the way, she encourages the people who momentarily cross her path, collects memories in her journal, and sends salt & pepper shakers from each location to her new home.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review—I eagerly recommend it to you!

1 comment:

  1. The plot sounds quite interesting and I might pick it up after reading this! Great Blog :)

    Alex@ Possession of Books