Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Book Review: In Zanesville
In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard is a coming of age story of a girl growing up in a Midwestern small town. This story, narrated by a fourteen year old girl, could be any young woman growing up in a small town in the 70’s. We feel her pain dealing with a dysfunctional family, trials with her best friend, and being accepted by the popular girls.
This book was enjoyable and Beard really seems to depict the feelings of a young girl growing into womanhood. It was somewhat depressing and realistic. It reminded me of the awkward times of growing up and finding myself. I was reminded of how boys become an ever important topic and how young girls overanalyze every detail of a conversation with a boy. And of course, how boys and other girls can change the friendship you have with your best friend.
Disclosure: I received a coy of this book for review purposes. This review contains my honest opinions.