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BOOK READ RECENTLY:
Title: Bright Young Things
Author: Anna Godbersen
Other books in series or Standalone: First book in a series! The second book, Beautiful Days, will be released in September!
First Impressions: I have always been fascinated with the 1920′s, but I have been especially obsessed with that particular decade after reading Sophie Kinsella’a Twenties Girl. And although I have not read the books in Anna Godbersen’s other series, Luxe, they have always been on my to-read list.
Last Impressions:Smashing good time, darlings! I love how all three girls, Astrid, Letty, and Cordelia, live very different lives, but all still have their highs and lows–I am super excited to see how their stories continue to interweave with each others’!
Favorite Moment: Whenever they describe the sparkly, silky, delicate, beaded, luxurious, beautiful dresses! Here is a polyvore set of some Flapper Girl style so you can visualize the loveliness:
Least Favorite Moment: Lets just say that the moments that lead up to Letty adopting her greyhound, Good Egg, were horrifying and I wanted to look away (which is a weird sensation while you are reading because, of course, you CAN’T look away. If you do, then the story just pauses at the bad part!) Learn about greyhound adoption at Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption: http://www.qcgreyhoundadoption.org/
Thoughts on the bookcover: G.L.A.M.O.R.O.U.S. This was definitely a I-picked-up-this-book-because-I-judged-it-by-the-cover situation.
An ideal place to read this book: while waiting for the train (or plane) that is about to take you someplace fantastic
Dream Cast: Dakota Fanning as Astrid, Miranda Cosgrove as Letty, and Emma Roberts as Cordelia
If you like this book, you may also like: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, the musical Chicago and the amazing film version starring Renée Zellweger & Catherine Zeta-Jones, the BBC series The House of Eliott and of course, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Young Republicans and full body cavity searches? You’d think it’d be hard to put those two together, but Gordon Korman does it in the first few sentences of his hilarious novel Born to Rock, so you know it’s going to be good. The story opens with the narrator, Leo Carraway, bemoaning the unceremonious end to his summer job (a.k.a. the full body cavity search). As the story unfolds, we learn that Leo is an active Young Republican whose greatest goals are to date a beautiful Young Republican (the reason he joined) and to attend Harvard with his full-ride scholarship. Being the action-packed and hysterical novel that this is, rest assured that Leo’s dreams are not handed to him on a silver platter.