Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
This insomniac's opinion:
Disclaimer: I ADORE Jeannette Walls! Others may peruse People magazine for pictures and news of their favorite musicians and actors. Me, I anxiously await the next novel from my favorite authors and swoon at its arrival at a bookstore near me. So, when I received this advance reader's copy of this new book of Ms. Walls, I actually did a happy dance(Thank you Net Galley and Scribner!). Let me tell you, I was not disappointed!
The characters in this novel were so spot on, I began to wonder if this was another of Ms. Walls fabulous non-fiction books. They simply felt real. I especially loved the small town characters in the small Virginia town that the girls moved to so that they could live with their Uncle Tinsley. I thought that the author did a great job of talking through some of the civil rights concerns of the time, such as segregation, without me feeling that she was telling me about it from a soap box. The only aspect of the novel that I didn't truly love was the ending. I felt that there was still more story to be told.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Yes! A very enjoyable read. This novel will be published on June 11, 2013 and I highly recommend reading it.
Rating: 4 stars
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Note: I received an advance readers copy of this novel from Net Galley and Scribner Publishing in exchange for an honest review.