Item description for Boo Who (Boo #2) by Gutteridge...
Overview After Skary's famous horror writer abruptly abandons his career and is now hawking cars for a living, everyone has an identity crisis, even the town--as it teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, Boo tries to figure out how to carve out a new identity while his fiancee Ainsley Parker shoots to stardom. Original.
Publishers Description ""Knock knock." "Who's there?" " Nobody in Skary seems to know for sure... It appears that everyone in Skary, Indiana, is having an identity crisis of epic proportions-including the town itself. Once known as the haunt of the world's most popular horror writer, Wolfe "Boo" Boone, Skary started losing tourist business after Boo abruptly abandoned his career. Now the little town with the big marketing hook is up a creek-and on the brink of bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the former best-selling author is hawking or selling] cars and wondering, like the rest of the world, if he'll ever write again. Yet even as Boo's literary career gracelessly plummets, his fiancee, wholesome Ainsley Parker, is shooting to stardom as the media's darling new domestic diva. Weave in a dreaming bride with a bargain dress and a few too many pounds on her hips, an unconventional therapist who has Skary in his thrall, a depressed cat, a dogged busybody, and a horde of strange, ghostly figures traipsing in and out of the woods, and it's easy to see why Skary is the quirkiest-and most charming-town around.
Citations And Professional Reviews Boo Who (Boo #2) by Gutteridge has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 07/26/2004 page 38
Romantic Times - 09/01/2004 page 71
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 21, 2004
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Number 2
ISBN 1578569850 ISBN13 9781578569854
Availability 0 units.
More About Gutteridge
Rene Gutteridge is the author of "Ghost Writer" and "Troubled Waters." She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.
I did not know anything about the author or former book. I picked out this book expecting a light and humorous read, which it is. But I also expected something written above a third grade reading level, which it is not. I guess I am not the targeted audience. So if you are a ten year old girl, or you have the mentality of a ten year old, you may enjoy this book.
Not as good as the first, but still worth the read. Apr 6, 2007
I didn't feel this book was as funny as the first; in fact it was slow getting into the story and Ainsley's character really got on my nerves because she became a crazed Martha-Stewart-clone. However, it was still a good read, and I think all Rene Gutteridge fans will enjoy it.
Identity Crisis! Oct 30, 2006
Everyone, including the town itself, is having an identity crisis. The second in the Boo series, deals with the fallout from the first one. Still a fun light read, filled with odd characters and situations. This one stretches the credulity level more than the first, though. The characters are 2-dimensional and don't seem to develop through the story. In fact the main woman character, Ainsley, seems to have become even less developed. I was hoping for more in the second of the series.
The book is still a fun journey, if you're looking for an escape. If you are looking for something with a lot of depth to it, you may want to bypass this one.
Hysterical laugh out loud Christian fiction with a touch of farce Jun 20, 2006
Boo Who by Rene Gutteridge is the second book in the Boo series based in Skary, Indiana. Wolfe Boone has given up his lucrative writing career to sell used cars, and his fiancée Ainsley is embarking upon a new career herself. In the meantime, the town is trying to recover financially and emotionally from the loss of its tourism and find its new heart. This book is such a hoot (sorry couldn't help myself, once you read the book, you'll understand)! I was trying to explain the plot to my husband last night, and he found himself laughing out loud at the antics of the citizens of Skary. . There are so many subplots in this book, it's impossible to list them all, but Gutteridge handles them with flair. She does a terrific job of poking fun at the residents of a small town while still treating them with respect and love. She also does a wonderful job of bringing the Lord and how He works into the story without proselytizing. Nearly everyone in the book goes through a crisis of figuring out who they are and where they fit into God's plan with the message being that we all fit, no matter who we are. Skary finds its new heart and the reader sees that all things are made new
Hooray for book two! Apr 9, 2006
This is the second book in the "Boo" series. After reading this book, you begin to feel like Skary is a real place and that the characters are people you know. You don't have to read the first book to understand the plot but it helps with character development. An awesome read--fun, charming, and sweet. Gets into your heart, for sure. :)