Title: Coffeehouse Angel Author: Suzanne Selfors Publisher: Walker Books For Young Readers Number of Pages: 276 Publication Date: July 21st, 2009
Synopsis from back of book: This new romantic comedy from the author of Saving Juliet is good to the last drop.
When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she leaves him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over, never expecting this random act of kindness to turn her life upside down. The adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is actually a real guardian on a break between missions, and now he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Fame and fortune seem like the obvious requests, but after two botched wishes, Malcolm knows Katrina is hiding something from him. But how can she tell him the truth, when her heart’s desire has become Malcolm himself?
Review: Coffeehouse Angel was soooo cute! It was the perfect romantic comedy. Katrina was such a likeable and relatable character that it made the story come alive. The plot was not the most original plot ever, but Suzanne’s writing made the book a little more original.
The supporting characters were really fun too, I really loved the old men who were at Katrina’s grandmother’s coffeehouse all the time, they were funny and interesting. I also liked the whole incorporation of mythology weaved in here and there. (In case you haven’t figured out yet, I loooooove mythology!)
Another thing I quite enjoyed, was how Suzanne seemed to effortlessly write in funny lines throughout the novel. I haven’t yet read Suzanne’s other book, but after reading Coffeehouse Angel I am excited to read it! Overall, it was a cute, short read, that I really enjoyed!
I recommend this book if you like comedy, romance, and young adult novels.