Summary and Info
Wonder Spot was the first book I read by Melissa Bank. The story follows Sophie Applebaum and her search for her own identity. I found the book to be a very uneven read. When you first meet Sophie, the author allows you inside her head and you learn about her, her life, her place in it. As she starts developing relationships the focus switches to each new one.
Through Sophie's journey, I found myself feeling sorry for her. She seemed unable to commit to anyone or anything. She wasn't weak, but she certainly seemed to not develop an identity of her own.I found myself wanting to shake Sophie and yell "Make a decision, make a choice!" I thought Banks did describe the Jewish culture well and the book was a step above some of the poorly written chick lit, but I'm thinking I won't be reading another one by the author as my psyche can't take the whining the protagonist did!
More About the Author
Melissa Bank (born in 1961 in Philadelphia) is an American author. She has published two books, The Wonder Spot a volume of short stories, and The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, a novel, which have been translated into over thirty languages.