Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Aug 24, 2013   

Read from August 10 to 23, 2013

This is not the type of book I usually read but decided to go ahead with it because of the good reviews. This southern charmed book touches on mental illness and its impact on families,
a child's loss of a mother and an unsympathetic father and a renewal of life. The vivid setting takes place in Savannah, Georgia during the racial tension of the 1960s. The author uses plenty of metaphors in this book which makes it easy to picture everything. The characters are stereotyped for the time period and location. Some of them are eccentric which brings quite a bit of humor to the book.

Cee Cee is only 12 years old but goes through a lot of different emotions and experiences for her age. Her experiences include worry, happiness, embarrassment, guilt, wonder, revenge, fear, grief, sadness, humor, forgiveness and delight. She learns to see the world through different characters which helps her deal with her life.

There were parts of the book that went kind of slow for me. I am glad I finished it though. I like how it ended for Cee Cee. She finally found peace with all her issues.

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