Local Girls by Alice Hoffman

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Stars: *****

This book was read for the Beach Blanket Bonanza Challenge.

Another awesome book by Alice Hoffman. It’s so hard to explain what it is I like so much about her books. Her writing style is so unlike any other I’ve read. What’s even more interesting with this particular book is that each chapter does not take place directly after the previous chapter. Sometimes days have gone by, sometimes years. This really makes sense because not every day of someone’s life is noteworthy.

The story is about two girls, Gretel and Jill and their families and lives. Both of their moms are ill albeit in different ways and Gretel’s brother turns from scholar to a nobody. There are some very sad parts in the book but I found the whole thing gripping. I had trouble putting it down to get things done.

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