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Sarah Domet

Teoksen The Guineveres: A Novel tekijä

2 teosta 462 jäsentä 19 arvostelua

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20th Century



This was a good book, I don't think it lived up to the jacket. It is about 4 girls in a convent, all for different reasons. Bits and pieces let you know what happened to them, but basically it's a year in the convent story. Not bad, just a bit long
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Sunandsand | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 30, 2022 |
I found this novel interesting because it read like a work of historical fiction, but had a lot in common with the typical YA fiction tropes -- a clique of girls who band together apart from the other students, fantasizing over boys (or in this case, soldiers in comas sent to convalesce), complaining about cafeteria food and dreaming of what life will be like once they turn eighteen.
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resoundingjoy | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 1, 2021 |
This was an interesting concept that just didn't quite come together for me. The chapters are titled as sacraments and seasons of the Holy Year, but they are interrupted by tales of saints and each of the Guineveres' arrival to the convent, and it's uneven in pacing. The stuff about the War was interesting, but the historical piece was of less importance to the author than the Catholicism.
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DrFuriosa | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 4, 2020 |
I won a copy of this book as a Goodreads giveaway.

The first paragraph of this book really sets the tone for the entire book. You can just feel that this book is not going to end up with everyone skipping off into the sunset.

The Guineveres is a book about 4 young girls, who really do not have much in common besides their names and their dreams of things becoming better once they are 18 and have control over their own lives. At first I had a little trouble keeping the Guineveres apart, however the author does a really great job at fleshing them out both physically & personality wise.

I loved how this book is told from 1 point of view throughout and is being told from a future perspective, with small tidbits & hints of how each girls life eventually does turn out. The girls are being raised in a convent after being abandoned by their parents, so I enjoyed the little chapters about different saints that the girls may have related to at one point or another. Initially, I wanted more back story, I wanted to know why these girls parents abandoned them, and I loved how the author incorporated each girls back story slowly in the book. It really made me want to keep reading, it was almost like peeling back the layers of each girl.

Overall, this book is about 4 young girls clinging to each other in the absence of anything else and how they grow up and start to grow apart. But even in growing apart, the are intertwined by common experiences that forever bind them to each other.
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KBrier | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2019 |



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