Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Review

     Set during the depression, this story gives you a look at life from the perspective of two high school girls from completely different backgrounds.  A classic coming of age story complicated by the challenges of life in depression era America.
     I would give this book two thumbs up. This is not the genre that I normally read. I enjoyed the characters in the story because they were both products of their environment, but they were also able to grow and change. The point of view switches back and forth smoothly between the girls' perspectives. As the story progressed I found it harder and harder to put  down.
     In addition to learning about the lives of these two girls, I learned, thru the story more about the realities of the depression era. 
     In some parts of the story, I felt that the relationships of the girls and their families was over simplified.

I got this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in return for reviewing the book. If you are interested in reviewing a book check them out http://www.bethanyhouse.com/


  1. Sounds like a good read! ---"Love"

  2. Hi Beth. Thanks for your comment on my Chenille Quilts post. I am convinced that you are the only one out there who knows what I am talking about.

    Although our lives are very different, I think that we have a lot in common. I often find that a comment you have left for someone else is similar to what I was thinking.

    You mention two dogs in your profile. What kind of dogs are they?

    You can delete this comment if you want (a little trick that "Love" taught me).


  3. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Think I'll see if they have it at our library and if not, our librarian will purchase it. She loves it when someone recommends a book that others will enjoy.

  4. I just found your blog and you had me LOL at your comment that you love to laugh, but your daughter tells you that you are not funny! That comment is hilarious! Tell her she does not know what she is talking about.
    I enjoyed reading your review of the book. I followed the link to the website. How do you become a reviewer? Sounds fun!