Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review: H20 By: Austin Boyd and Brannon Hollingsworth

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A most amazing, vivid tale filled with amazing imagery. Kate Pepper a 29yr old woman that seems to have it all together, but scratch the surface and there is a much deeper hurt and a much deeper purpose. As she goes through her life, in one heart racing moment she is hit by a vision. These visions come each time water comes in contact with her and their persistance and intensity only increases.
Kate has it all, a great job, dating her boss (who is verbally, emotionally, and physically abusive), an expensive bike -- or does she? What can she be missing? As the visions appear more happens to her, from her injuries, crashing her bike, to losing a job, losing her boyfriend (which is no loss), to noticing the simple qualities of life. What is the connection between it all, from the simple kindness of a special needs waitress to a boy that is in recovery from cancer, will she find that connection and make it?
Water flows throughout the book, from rain to snow, from shower water to tears and all affect Kate and her visions. She is drowning in a life that has no meaning and as the past, present and future converge only one thing is needed.
There is a lot of symbolism in this book and I am sure that each person will find different symbols closer to the surface and the meaning the reader can find long after putting down the book. "Come thirsty and drink deeply from the living water" I once read in another book, and H20 will help with the thirst.

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