“Flavors” by Emily Sue Harvey was a real treat to read, and such a diversion and a different mix of “flavors” than my usual reads. Ms. Harvey gathers her readers up, and travels them on a trip back to 1950 where television and radio were not so commonplace, and simple walks with your friends were all the enjoyment that you needed. It was a simpler life then, less complicated, more black and white and, if you ask Sadie Ann Melton, just plain fun.
However, as the years go by for Sadie, she soon finds herself in complex situations, and realizes that life is not all fun and games like it used to be…especially when you grow older. She comes to the realization that, just like seasons, your life changes, sometimes for better and sometimes for worst, and a different “flavor” is associated with each.
Ms. Harvey does a fantastic job of attaching a flavor to each stage of Sadie’s life. I believe it helps the reader come to understand more of how Sadie really felt about that particular situation and how it affected her. I would recommend this to readers who like reading about everyday life and who enjoys transforming themselves back to a place in time.
I give it 4 stars.
P.S. “Flavors” was received courtesy from Pump Up Your Book in exchange for an honest review.