Book Review: Hopscotch Life


Poor Plum Tardy. Between being saddled with a goofy name, to the way she misquotes adages, to her quirky style of dress, Plum always feel out of sync with other people. But even if others do seem to move in lockstep to successes Plum can’t even imagine, while she erratically leaps through life as if it were some giant hopscotch court, that doesn’t explain the startling way her life unravels.

Plum catches her fiancé Noah Rowle in the act with sexy Claire Denton, his partner in a real estate deal designed to allow the soul-sucking Budget-Mart chain to gobble up blocks of land across the country. Thinking her life couldn’t get any worse, she also learns he’s cheated her financially. Desperate to flee, Plum stumbles onto a bag of cash. Assuming that to be the booty Noah took from her, she runs off with it, toward a destination that’s just a name on a map. There, Plum finds a quirky town that needs someone like her. In one crazy leap, she not only makes that place her home, she thinks she’s hit on a way to stop to Noah and Claire’s land score.

But while Plum tries to help her new town halt the steamroller of progress, even with her unconventional perspective she could not have predicted the way her past would collide with her present. Will her offbeat approach save her, or land her in behind bars in hopscotch hell?


Plum. Her sister Sunni and her mother Crystal. How interesting names.

It was a little confusing at the start (as I find with a lot of novels) however I slowly got into it more so when I had free time. I enjoyed the writing style once I got into it however at times I feel like there’s no need to explain every small thing just from my own perspective. I enjoyed hearing the backstory to Plum and Noah as it gives a real insight as to how they where before things take a different turn.

The author introduces you to Plum’s life. The good and the bad and when it began to spiral as she loses her job and gets betrayed.

Overall I enjoyed this read and watching the characters develop.

3/5 Stars


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