Thursday, February 5, 2009

Do you like Girls in Trucks?


Sarah Walters hails from Charleston. The heart of where girls learn to become ladies at cotillions, courtesy of the South Carolina Society Hall. The Society Hall is really considered more of a dancing school. It is at the Hall that both young ladies and young men learn how to dance The Waltz, Fox Trot, Lindy Hop, Rumba, and the Cha-Cha but not the Shag. You can scratch off your list of ever learning how to dance the Shag.

Charleston and its traditions are maintained by the Camellia Society. Sarah may be raised to act like a debutante but she is the farthest from acting like an actual debutante. Many years have passed and Sarah is now ready to head off to college. She leaves Charleston for New York “The Big Apple”. It is once Sarah is there that she receives the culture shock of her life. The girls dress in pants and the boys make advances toward the women. Sarah adjusts to her life fairly quickly. She even falls for an older man. Unfortunately things don’t work out and Sarah is left picking up the broken pieces of her heart and running as fast as she can back home.

Girls in Trucks is the debut novel from author, Katie Crouch. This book can be considered a good coming of age story. What I enjoyed the most was Sarah. This surprised me as I didn’t think I would; reading that Sarah was a debutante. The reason I liked her so much is because Sarah did not act like one but instead was just a normal girl trying to get by in the world. Plus another aspect I liked about Sarah was when she got introduced to the outside world away from Charleston. She did not act appalled. She embraced the situation with both feet.

2 comments:

Dar said...

Good review Cheryl. I've seen a few reviews of this one. It does sound like a good story. I certainly like the cover-very pretty.

naida said...

this does sound good, very pretty cover.
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