Wednesday, June 04, 2008

SKID - a must read!!!

Back cover blurb:

Blissfully unaware that Atlantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage.

On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of “What Would Oprah Do?” will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests–prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline–test the limits of the crew’s customer service.

But as Lucy and the rest of the crew discover, Hank’s odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies.

My review:

This story was HILARIOUS. Beyond funny, really - I was laughing and snorting right along with the pig. =) Only Rene could take such a wild cast of characters and make us not only love every one of them, relate to them, cheer for them, but even find ourselves in the back of our minds praying for them!

I personally have yet to be on an airplane in my entire life. I am sure I'll fly somewhere someday, Lord willing, and after this story, I figure my first airline experience will be super simple in comparison. Thanks Rene, for giving me that boost! haha. =)

You must pick up this book ASAP and join the party. It's quite the ride - one you will never forget!

Rene Gutteridge is the author of twelve novels, including the Boo series, the Storm series, and the novelization for The Ultimate Gift, as well as Scoop and Snitch, the first two Occupational Hazard novels. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.


1 comment:

Georgiana said...

Here, here! This was all about the enjoyment of reading.