Friday, January 9, 2009

5 - Breadfruit; Celestine Vaite

In Breadfruit, a sequel to Frangipani, we find Materena Mahi planning for a fabulous wedding, after receiving a wedding proposal from a drunken Pito--who may have forgotten his original proposal the morning after. Although the couple, and their three children have been together for fourteen years, this is the first time she is planning a wedding. As she visits with various friends and family members, we get a feel for what rural life in Tahiti is like, while she is busy gathering helpful advice from her friends and family about planning for her wedding.

The story is full of quirky characters, told in short chapters about the exploits of Materena and her family and friends. It is filled with lots of funny tales that will have you chuckling out loud.

RATING - 4/5 - COMPLETED - 1/8/09
Where From - My Stacks

1 comment:

  1. I've never read Celestine Vaite books. But I like books that make me laugh so maybe I'll give it a try.

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