Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom
Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen...more
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The writing, plot, and characters aren't all that bad for light fiction. I was able to finish it without hating it, which is increasingly rare for me with fluff novels. THE PROBLEM: There were a lot of op...more
First off I want that hood ornament! Sadly they don't put them on cars anymore. *sigh* This quote really jumped out at me because it describes the story as a whole. Ceecee will be protected by the brave, fierce, and beautiful women of Savannah, and t...more
Beth Hoffman wrote an incredible first novel. This book to my breath away and I could not put it down. Cee Cee Honeycomb is growing up with a very troubled mother and a father that ignores his entire family.
Cee Cee is on an emotional roller coaster. She does SURVIVE....
This book is full of Southern charm and I coould just see myself sitting with her on the porch and the beautiful gardens of Savannah.
Cee Cee meets and is taken care of by some wonderful people that I would love to call my friends...more
CeeCee Honeycutt is a little girl who grew up in a house that was anything but normal. Her mother was constantly going through different moods, she had no friends to speak of, and her father was consistently leaving to go on business trips. When Cee...more
Cecelia Rose (CeeCee) lives in 1960's Ohio with her increasingly unstable mother, who was the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen, and an increasingly absent father. Her mother, transplanted to the North, was never able to thrive there and...more
I am speaking as someone that has lived with the stigma of living with a mentally ill mother and thinking as a child why she couldn't be normal like all other mothers, to growing up thinking that I will eventu...more
Then at the age of twelve, her mother is killed in a freakish accident, leaving CeCe with...more
This book started well and up until page 200 or so, I thought it would be one of my favourite books ever. That's saying something as I read a lot of books. I loved the part of the story about CeeCee's aunt Lucille and her best friend, and the purple sofa; and I loved what Miz Goodpepper said about her bird cage. I also liked Mrs Odell's description of the Life Book. Those were very memorable and almost magical scenes and I would have liked to have seen more of that type of originality...more
After her mom's death, her father signs custody over to a spunky and vivacious great aunt. Wisked away from...more
The characters were pretty flat and stereotypical. The benevolent old Southern white society lady who saves her little grand-niece. Her grumpy-but-oh-so-loveable black maid. The smart but troubled young girl. The crazy mother. I was very aware that these were characters, made up by some...more
I wish my words could do this book the justice it more than deserves. However, my few meager words here will have to suffice. This book is a prime example of southern fiction and goes to show just why I love it so much-...more
As events unfold CeeCee ends up living with her Great Aunt Tootie in Savannah, which is where she begins to heal...more
This book transported me to the world of CeeCee. I could feel her pain, her confusion, and then I could feel her happiness! I was introduced to Savannah, a Savannah I would truly love to visit. I fell in love with Mrs. Odell, Aunt Tootie, Oletta, and the entire cast of eccentric characters the author...more
Hoffman's characters are either very very good or very very bad. Her characters seem...more
Twelve-year-old Cecelia Rose Honeycutt has been living with her mother, the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. Mrs. Honeycutt loves to wear prom dresses, a tiara, smeared lipstick and red high-heeled satin shoes. Tragedy strikes and CeeCee is suddenly l...more
CeeCee is caring for her mother, Camille, who is mentally unstable and the laughing st...more
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Following an extensive national tour, Beth returned home to Kentucky and the solace of her writing studio. Drawing from vivid memo...more