This is one of my very favorite books I read this year. CeeCee Honeycutt is part Scout Finch from TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, part Katie Nash from DURABLE GOODS by Elizabeth Berg. I highly recommend this book and am eagerly awaiting this authnor's next book.
I loved, loved, loved this book. It had all types of things from that era. Definetly one of my favorite books now! I couldn't hardly put it down. Full of the sad parts, the funny parts, and the parts that just make you smile. I really did enjoy this book! :)
Alyson - didn't Cee Cee remind you of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird and the young women in The Secret life of Bees. All of this talk just reminded me to recommend this book to one of my book groups.
i only got about half way through it so far put i plan to finish it and hopefully read it again. I really enjoyed what i have read so far and i think that the author did a great writing the story because i could really picture what was going on. I agree with (Nancy18) that Cee Cee does remind me of Scout from to kill a mocking bird. They are both very independent girls and are faced with several obstacles in life that they have to over come. I would definitely tell people to read this story!
This may be one of my very favorite books! right up there with Secret Life of Bees and To Kill a Mockingbird! So many great quotes and great story lines! My favorite quote...It's what we believe about ourselves that detemines how others see us. (Aunt Tootie)
I agree completely...I want to go back and write down all the comforting lines of wisdom and soak them up.
What I love about this book is it's so easy to read. And I loved CeeCee. I remember what it felt like to be so young and think that everything was your fault (like the ms. hobbs thing) and you could feel her worry.
I like how Beth Hoffman touched on racism but didn't lecture about it in her book. But still made it clear it was wrong to be so racist.
And the idea of all the women in the book. Fabulous read for women. For sure.