Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Girls In Trucks

So, I finished my 41st book for 2009. I ended up skipping over Dune Road and reading something else instead. Girls In Trucks, by Katie Crouch. I really enjoyed it. It was an interesting story, and the primary character was strong, insecure, twisted, fearless and without fear, all at once. She was quite the combination, as were her interesting friends.

Sarah Walters grew up in the South. She was a Camellia, something you were born into, something that your fellow Southern girls shared with you, and something your mothers instilled in you. Although she didn't seem to love being a Camellia, she still followed the rules. Or the ones when it came to other Camellias.

The rest of her life? A total disaster. What was she wishing for? What did she hope for? For herself? Her family? Her friends? And her future?

OUT of the South, for one. So she relocated up North. Lived in NYC for some time. We journey through her various relationships with her, and her lack of relationships, as well. Her jobs, her obsessions, addictions, we follow her on a path that doesn't really have a direction. We want to help her, hug her (she hates girl hugs!) and shove her at the same time. At least I did.

It's the kind of book that leaves you thinking about where the character ends up, past the pages of the book. What becomes of her? We don't truly find out, but the story is worth the read just the same. So if you are looking for something new to read, and are up for something fresh and different, give Katie Crouch a chance. You'll be glad you did!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I am so glad I found this blog. I am a pretty new transplant to NC myself - from Flint Michigan. Even though I was raised by southerners (quite like a human child being raised by wolves, I believe) there is much you can't really prepare for until you actually get here!

    So. Can't wait to read up on a fellow yankee SAHM.


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