Mar 062012

Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer

Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Fiction Std (March 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936558300
ISBN-13: 978-1936558308

About The Book:
Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. Fortunately, she’s about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus—the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ Superstar. Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike, who’s suddenly everywhere, until she’s stuck in church with him one day. Then something happens—Apron’s broken teenage heart blinks on for the first time since she’s been adrift.

Mike and his boyfriend, Chad, offer her a summer job in their flower store, and Apron’s world seems to calm. But when she uncovers Chad’s secret, stormy seas return. Apron starts to see things the adults around her fail to—like what love really means, and who is paying too much for it.

Apron has come unmoored, but now she’ll need to take the helm if she’s to get herself and those she loves to safe harbor.

My Thoughts:
Sometimes you just luck out and find a new author that blows you away. That’s what Jennifer Gooch Hummer has done with Girl Unmoored! I felt just about every emotion a person can have while reading this book. It was funny, sad, and at times, even a little weird. But I loved every minute I spent reading it and will undoubtedly read it again.

Apron was a great character, as were Mike and Chad. I loved them all. I even liked “M” at different times throughout the book.  In fact, all the characters were really well written, and all of them reminded me of someone I’ve known at one time or another. Apron though, was my favorite. She was a teenager who sometimes thought and acted like a child, but then the next thing you know she’s acting with real courage and grit. My favorite thing about her was that she really paid attention to what was going on in her life. The author made her into someone you could really relate to and feel for. And I did.

I would definitely recommend this book, and I’m anxiously awaiting the authors next book!

Meet The Author:
Jennifer Gooch Hummer has worked as a script analyst for various talent agencies and major film studios. Her short stories have been published in Miranda Magazine, Our Stories and Glimmertain. She has continued graduate studies in the Writer’s Program at UCLA, where she was nominated for the Kirkwood Prize in fiction. Currently, Jennifer lives in Southern California and Maine with her husband and their three daughters. Girl Unmoored is her first novel.

You can visit her website HERE

  8 Responses to “Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer”

  1. A character is really named Apron? The book sounds fun!

  2. this sounds really good. I'm putting it on my list.

  3. Vicki! Your kind and amazing words made me cry. Every writer dreams of getting that first sentence! Thank you for your thoughtful descriptions of Mike and Chad, and even M! (that was a first vote for her!). And of course thank you for being so sweet about Apron.

    Bloggers Rule! We authors depend on you. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my book.

    Gratefully yours,


  4. This does sound fun.

  5. I loved this book too! And like you say, I feel I lucked out 🙂

  6. I’m getting very excited about this book – I have been hearing about it everywhere. And I agree with theBermuda Onion’s (:)) comment about a character named Apron. How cool is that?!
    Thanks for the referral!

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