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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Coffee at Little Angels by Nadine Rose Larter

Title: Coffee at Little Angels

Author: Nadine Rose Larter

Publisher: Katalina Playroom

Pages: 188

Reviewed by: Sabrina

Phillip, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Maxine, Grant, Melanie and Josh grew up in a small town where they spent their high school years together as an inseparable clique. But high school has ended, and they are all living their own “grown up” lives, each under the impression that their group has basically come to an end. When Phillip dies in a hit and run accident, Kaitlyn summons the others to all come back home, forcing a reunion that no one is particularly interested in partaking in.

Coffee at Little Angels follows how each character deals with the death of a childhood friend while at the same time dealing with their own ignored demons after years of separation. Events unfold as the group tries to rekindle the friendship they once shared to honour the memory of a friend they will never see again.

My Thoughts

Coffee at Little Angels are one of those books that make me lie down on my bed, stare at the ceiling, and quietly absorb what I just read. I myself had come from a closely knitted group. It was sad to see that when I met with all of them again, we were almost strangers.

I was curious on reading how each character reacted to Phillip's death. I sobbed during the interactions between Sarah and Phillip. It was so heartbreaking to read them. My favorite character would have to be Grant. Or Maxine. Grant is like the funny, nice guy that's always there for Maxine. Maxine is a girl trying to hide behind her emotional barrier. Every other character has done something that made me dislike them.

It took a few pages to remember all their names. Things got briefly confusing at pg. 132. In the end, there are some loose ends that I wish were tied and confusing personalities I didn't get. I'm starting to think Kaitlyn is an evil psycho who keeps it all in. Ahem. This book officially gets five cups of tea...or in this case, coffee.


  1. I also have this book in my TBR pile. Glad to hear it's a good one! Maybe I should bump it up in my TBR queue hehe.

  2. Thanks so much for the lovely review Sabrina. When people say the book made them cry I almost want to say "oh I'm glad" but that seems a sort of odd response. So I will just be glad that it made you stare at the ceiling :)

  3. The synopsis for this book sounds so amazing -- like the perfect, touching contemporary read. I'm really glad that you liked it, even if it did make you cry! I'm adding it to my TBR pile for sure! :)

    Awesome review, Sabrina!

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