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Friday, July 8, 2011

Must've Done Something Good by Cheryl Cory

  • Pub. Date: November 2010
  • Publisher: Thirteen Hundred Media
  • Sold By: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: Paperback
Copy received from author for R.AK


Sylvie O'Rourke, "The Sound of Music" devotee and born procrastinator, is about to die. Well, she thinks she is, anyway, and so attempts a last-ditch bargain with God for her life. "You guys are my witnesses," she tells her sisters somewhere over Connecticut. "If we get out of this plane alive, I promise to do something good with my life."

Back on firm ground, Kate and Meg won't let their sister forget her promise, and with their years of practice hitting just the right chords of guilt ("What kind of person lies to God?" Meg wants to know), Sylvie finally caves.

A teaching position at the broken-down St. Matthew's High School appears to be Sylvie's perfect opportunity to do some good. That is, until she's snubbed by a fellow teacher on the first day of school.

Sylvie and her two sisters Kate and Meg were in a plane and the turbulence was scary and they all think they are going to die, then Sylvie said if they get through this she will do something good. She was talking to God. it is funny how the works, we get into a situation that we thought we can never get out of and then we talk to God and made seriously promises but then after we survive we forget we ever said it.

Sylvie's sister will not let her get away with it. For them, it worked but then three weeks have passed and she is still procrastinating, she claims that she has not seen any sign, so her sister finally intervened and helped her find a better job that can help people. It was the teaching job at St. Matthew's. Her first day was not so bad, except when Evan Danes asked the head of their department if he could mentor the other new teacher instead of Sylvie. How rude right? I understand how Sylvie reacted insulted yet curious on why. I like Sylvie's energy and her sense of humor, she makes everything seems easy and always finds a way in a situation. I also appreciate that she and her sisters loves the Sound of Music, really I cannot think of a single person I know that does not like the Sound of Music. I also like their relationship it is fun and light, you can see the bond, who needs friends when you have sisters like that?

As for the men, I had this nagging suspicion that Ben is kind of shady, maybe the way he told that story about Evan and "his" girlfriend. Or just the whole approach. It was a lame move to get a girl to like a guy. I love the story at first I thought, Oh now, I think this is going to be boring , I'm glad that is not the case.

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