Every once in a while, I run across a book that I can’t stop reading it. So much so I will walk blindly on the DC metro and trip into people because I just can’t put it down.
The Boston Girl is the story of a grandmother telling her grand daughter about her life growing up in Boston during the early 1900s as an immigrant. You can get the full review of The Boston Girl here.
It is told in a narrative
I absolutely love books told from this perspective. It really reads as a story that you can easily imagine your own grandmother telling you this story.
Addie is the woman we all want to be
Addie Baum, the main character, is an girl who excelled in average situations. It is not overly embellished for dramatic flair. Addie is a charming, lovable, relateable character in this coming-to-age story.
It covers a variety of tough topics while still being light-hearted
So many issues are covered in this book — education for women, illegal abortion, WWI , the flu epidemic, PTSD, prohibition, voting rights for women, women against lynching, child labor, orphan trains, women in the work place. None of the topics feel too glossed over nor do they derail the main story to focus on a particular issue.
It made me think
If I were in Addie’s situation, having a granddaughter interview me about my life. How would I tell it, what have I done of note, and how did I get to become the woman I am today?
“How did I get to be the woman I am today?” It started in that library, in the reading club. That’s where I started to be my own person.
If you’re looking for a great read to sit out and read, I suggest picking this up. Even if you’re not a fan of historical fiction, like me, it’s a great change that you’ll enjoy. I promise you!
Lastly, I am going on vacation next week! It keeps sneaking up on me and because of that, I haven’t had time to schedule out posts for the time that I’ll be gone, April 8th – April 15th. For this time, I would love to open up my blog for some guest posts. If you have a post that you would like to submit to be on my blog, please fill out the form below! I am accepting old posts or brand new posts as long as it aligns with my content. Happy Humpday!