The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

* Happy Sigh*, What a nice read that was. I haven’t read a book that fast in ages. I am a fan of books that cover a protagonists entire lifetime, however I feel that they can be hard to do right. They either end up being too long and forcing you to skim, or too short and leave you feeling like there are holes in the story. This book was a good middle ground between the two. I thought that the way the story was told (with Addie telling the story of her life to her granddaughter), was a clever way of jumping around a large time-line without the story feeling disjointed.

The Boston Girl has a little something for everyone in it, and I loved how there were lots of funny and lighthearted chapters, but also darker realities weaved throughout the story. Addie is a very lovable main character who happens to be a great storyteller to boot.

By, Borrow or Bin Verdict: Buy

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Scribner (first published January 1st 2014)
ISBN13: 9781439199350

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 4/5

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