The Guineveres

To four girls who have nothing, their friendship is everything: they are each other’s confidants, teachers, and family. The girls are all named "Guinevere"―Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win―and it is the surprise of finding another Guinevere in their midst that first brings them together. They come to The Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent by different paths, delivered by their families, each with her own complicated, heartbreaking story that she safeguards; however, the girls are more than the sum of their parts and together they form the all powerful and confident "The Guineveres," bound by the extraordinary coincidence of their names and girded against the indignities of their plain, sequestered lives. Author Sarah Domet explores their almighty friendship as the desperate teens concoct a plan to escape from the isolated abbey.

My Review

The Guineveres is a guilty pleasure but don't tell the sisters. Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win may not be physical sisters but they are closer than any sisters can be. Vere is the practical one, Gwen is the pretty one, Ginny is the delicate one, and Win is the brawn. However, together they all complimented each other. While, the sisters may have been tough on the Guineveres, it was not without some "tough love" and reason. Gwen lead the girls into trouble.

It was interesting to see how each girl chose "their guy". They each picked one that was similar to themselves. Besides the girls' story, it was kind of like a history lesson as well. Learning about some of the different Saints. Which again either corresponded to the girls or the situation. I enjoyed the ending. A strong, good showing for author, Sarah Doment's first novel.


Mystica said…
Unusual reading I think.

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