Yeehaaaa! As a former English teacher and book addict, I am thrilled to write in the case of The Vow the “book was definitely better” than the movie (keeping the written word alive). The Vow written by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson tells the true story of this newly wed husband and wife who face physical, emotional, and financial obstacles after a near-fatal car accident.
Told from the point-of-view of the husband, Kim Carpenter, it was a quick, inspiring read. The fact the book was written from the husband’s point–of-view only, though, left me wanting to know more about Krickitt Carpenter, her feelings and thoughts during this entire ordeal since it was her memory of her life with this man which was affected. A more feminine style of writing may have softened, or at the very least offered further elaboration on such passages as, “I still yell at her from time to time and I feel bad about it” (177). Huh?
For the purposes of book club, the ideal of Kim and Krickitt’s decision to court one another again in an effort “to rebuild the marriage from the ground up” (162) came to mind. So, what does one eat while at the movies on a date with that special someone? Perhaps a buttery bag of popcorn causing one’s greasy fingers to “accidentally” touch while digging for another handful may rekindle the flame. So, a variety of popcorns ranging from sweet to savory in flavor from Chef’s Shoppe in Edwardsville, IL, may not only satisfy the munchies during discussion, but also may recall a past love.