Entertaining, Intriguing, Creative
The relationships between Ceecee and all of the wonderful women in her life.
Aunt Tootie. Jenna was able, through just her voice, to pull the sugary warmth from that character's soul.
This was only my second Audio listen and I am hooked thanks to the wonderful performance by Jenna Lamia.
One of the best audiobooks so far.
Equal to The Help. But different. It was truly enjoyable to listen to.
I loved hearing the southern lines which are so pure to how southerners use to speak.
this book brought me to laughing a lot. Very well written and preformed.
I got this on a whim a few months ago but don't consider this genre my usual fare so it sat in my library for quite awhile. Of course, once I started I couldn't stop listening so I'd have to make excuses just to drive around listening. The story is heartwarming and the narrator brings the book to life! Jenna Lamia absoultely amazing and I will definitely look into more books she narrates.
Yes, it was full of adventure! Really fun to listen to.
I highly recommend it.
Follow your heart
Every character in this book was special to me, important in a different way. But I most identified with Ceecee, her struggle to make sense of things, to understand things as they were around her, and ultimately, her need to flee and get answers.
When she ultimately refused to go
Every single one. From beginning to end.
Every time I listen, the story, performances, have the same affect on me. For me, it is a powerful book about how even a little person's life is important enough to be saved from evil, harshness, or corruption, do not give up, do not stop trying. There will be a way for you too.
I read for fun, multiple genre's. I review from a normal person perspective, not a fancy critic analyzing every nuance and writing style.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator and author both did and outstanding job. Adults and teenage girls both will enjoy this story of Ceecee's life. Despite having a hard upbringing, the story is uplifting and fun. The story doesn't' drag. I was never bored with it. I always looked forward to getting in my car to go somewhere so I could listen to this book.
Jenna does such a fabulous job reading the story. I got the audible because I loved her so much with her reading of The Help. Turned out to be a fabulous book too!
Original story. You are always rooting for Ceecee.
Everything. She is phenomenal.
If you've never listened to a narration by Jenna Lamia, you're in for a treat. She gave the perfect voice to this wonderful, touching story that I won't soon forget. In becoming acquainted with CeeCee, it was similar, as many have already mentioned, to falling in love with Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird or Lily from Secret Life of Bees. The South is not only the setting here, but provides a very visceral ambience to this wonderful gem of a book. The quirky characters, the southern ladies, all of whom will ring true to anyone who has any recollection of the South during the 1950's or 60's is brought to life in all of its sleepy, dark, eccentric glory focusing on the redeeming ability of love to heal and bind us together. It's already been several months since I read it, but as the cicadas are calling and its too hot to do anything else, I find myself tempted to allow myself to go back and wallow in CeeCee's story all over again.