Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

For some reason I always seem to enjoy books that have a tie in with World War II - whether the story takes place before, during or after. And I was drawn to this story because one of the characters was named Beverly and another Evelyn (my grandmother's name.) This is a true coming of age story for a love struck teenage girl. I guess compared to things that happen today, her story is rather tame. Still, it's never easy to learn that your parents are not perfect, or that your hero has feet made of clay. The story has a distinct film noir feel to it. Perhaps because of the time period in which it was set, the movie playing in my mind while I was reading, was something like an old black and white Bogie and Bacall film. If you are looking for a little something different, give this one a try.

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