Sunday, August 23, 2009

Amateur Book Review - The Palace of Strange Girls


The Palace of Strange Girls by Sallie Day was given to me by Miriam, (one of my favorite Hachette publicists connections) to review.


In A Nutshell: For me, it took a while for me to get into the story. I was waiting for The Palace of Strange Girls to finally show itself. The family dynamics were very typical of the time. It was fun to read about the cost of items in the 50's.

I was interested in Helen the older daughter and how she handled herself trying to come out from under her mother's thumb and loved the relationship of the two daughters, Helen and Beth. Helen helping her sister fill in parts of her I-Spy book was sweet. What matters to Beth is getting an acceptance letter from Chief I-Spy.

I appreciated the vision of all the deck chairs and the crowded beaches. Reminds me of photos my grandparents have of Coney Island Beach. Barely room to walk and everyone is smiling.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting... once I finish the pile on my coffee table :-) I'll look for it at the library.
    Thanks for the review...

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