Elephant Milk

Fiction - Chick Lit
169 Pages
Reviewed on 12/16/2010
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boiling for Readers' Favorite

Our main character is Sean Hayes. The setting is 1969. Those of us that remember that era know it was filled with drugs, sex, and a search for the meaning of life. Her boyfriend takes off for Mexico, leaving her behind. Sean decides to follow her heart and hunt him down, leading to quite an adventure. She will do anything to find Frank, from joining a circus, facing a gun, or traipsing through a jungle.

If the title of this book doesn’t capture your attention the cover will. One of the key elements to writing a good book is choosing the correct title and cover. Diane Sherry Case made the right choices. Case captured the essence of the era in her lead character Sean. Sean is a free spirit and yet determined to hold on to something that doesn’t belong to her...Frank’s love. She was “looking for love in all the wrong places” like so many teenagers then and now.

The secondary characters lend much to the plot. Frank wasn’t a likable person but worked well with the plot. I felt sorry for Eva. Part of the delight in reading this book is watching Sean mature. She begins as a 17 year old desperate to grab what she wants no matter the cost, and matures to a more self assured woman who can survive. The descriptions in this book are vivid. The reader can see the scenes unfolding before them. This is not your typical book. It is uniquely written and sure to become a favorite. I look forward to reading more by this author.