Sunday, May 13, 2012
Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
I love that the main character of a teen book loves Jane Austen and historical recreations. She has a lot more interests, and while her best friend pokes fun at her for her desire to spend her summer at a living history museum, she stands strong. That's always great to see in teen books. Mixed in with history and drama is romance. Readers should be able to figure out who the right leading man is fairly early on, but the discovery isn't the point - the journey is. Particularly when it's a journey, to some extent, of Libby getting over herself. I didn't always like how she talked to Garrett, the investigative journalist intent on getting the truth behind the ghost stories. She's not a bad person, though, she just lacked some perspective, and her growth over the course of the novel is great to see. The setting and story would make for a great filmed version; don't be surprised if you see this soon on a screen near you.
Check out Stephanie Kate Strohm's website.
I received a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding