I loved it, I thought it was so well written and the story was incredible and the narrater was fantastic...
It is mystifying how this book received such high praise in the reviews as it is simply a book that *might* appeal to girls under the age of 8 ---- definitely not a book for adults. While Beth Hoffman seems to be a fairly talented writer, she certainly wrote a boring story this time--- a very forgettable book. Couldn't wait for it to be over.
The book was Narrated by Jenna Lamia. I love her. She brings the characters to life. This was a wonderful book. I was sad when it was over because I wanted to grow up with her and stay friends with her. It is one of the feel good books that makes you remember there is good out there.
and I was NOT disappointed. I wasn't sure what to expect about a young girl living in OH with a crazy mom and absentee dad....but when Aunt Tootie shows up in her big ole Packard and quite literally rescues CeeCee from herself, the book had me hooked.
The life lessons and richness of the book kept me interested--I felt like I was living right in the middle of Savannah GA in the late 60's.
The narrator was fantastic! I am so glad I took a chance on this book--I don't regret it!
The narrator did an excellent job. Characters are generally well developed and interesting- altho there is some stereotypical southern women aka steel magnolia parts But overall a great listen and I would recommend.
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You are swepted up in the life and loving this wonderful young girl. She is thrown into adulthood dealing with the issues of her mother then ripped away to live with her great aunt for her to be a girl. But being a girl is hard when you have lived the life of CeeCee. Beth Hoffman's prose is touching, witty, and full of southern charm. This is a must read
Using this audio book as my motivation to exercise and it is working! Can't wait each day for my next couple of chapters. Hope my next audio book selection is as entertaining. Great narrator.