Released December 1, 2014
Bottom Line: Skip it.
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Source: eGalley provided by the publisher via NetGalley
Plot Summary of The Boston Girl:
The story of Addie Baum, the child of Polish immigrants living in early 1900’s Boston, and her struggle to be a “modern girl” against the wishes of her traditional parents.
My Thoughts on The Boston Girl:
The Boston Girl gets a mini review because I just don’t have all that much to say about it. It was an easy read, but didn’t really stand out in any way for me.
An eighty-five year old Addie is telling her life story to her twenty-two year old granddaughter, so the book reads a bit like a memoir, even though it’s fiction. The writing style is simple, but in a bit of a bland way and Addie’s voice sounded more like that of a teenager than an eighty-five year old to me. This was a bit disconcerting and, I think, made it hard for me to feel connected to Addie.
I never really got a good sense of where the story was going. It just felt like the story of a woman’s life, but didn’t feel connected to any greater theme. I understand from the blurb that Addie was supposed to be a symbol of feminism and I saw flashes of that in the book, but it didn’t play as much of a role as I expected.
I would say The Boston Girl was fine, but I can’t go much farther than that.