Thursday, July 17, 2008

Girls in Trucks

Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch

What was this book about?

Charlestonian Sarah Walters is a part of the very special debutante group the Camilla Society. She meets girls there that she doesn’t realize will impact her life for many years to come.

“Girls in Trucks” follows Sarah and the other Camilla’s throughout the early years of training for their debutante ball until many years later when they are married, and possibly have children.

What did you like/dislike about the book?

There was so much potential here and I just felt really let down. I know that the style was intended to be this way but it bounced from place to place, year to year, person to person so much that it was hard for me to follow what was going on and who people were. It left me wanting to know the details in between to the point where I just felt left out.

There is no reason (that I can think of) that this had to happen. The story of a girl who doesn’t have a perfect life, surrounded by so many others who don’t have the perfect life seems to be a reasonable one. But you can’t like Sarah and the fact that she doesn’t just make mistakes (and realize them) she just keeps making them. She isn’t a nice person or a good person through much of the book. But when you read the description you think this is a nice "debutante" book and it just so isn’t.

What genre would you consider this?


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