I read this awhile back. I didn't put my review for the novel. It was worth the read. The book was about cyber bullying basically. I can't remember whI read this awhile back. I didn't put my review for the novel. It was worth the read. The book was about cyber bullying basically. I can't remember who done it. But, I don't think I would want to put spoilers in it anyway. The suspense kept you hanging. It is worth the read. The mother it told to come down to the school. She is a distance away because she is working in the city.
She finally gets there. They tell her that her daughter has been caught cheating. The next thing you know. Amelia is thought to commit suicide off the school roof. Things don't seem what they actually look.
We finally find out what happened. But, you will have to find out your self. Just loved the book. The author adds email notes with her friend that adds to the intrigue of the book. I recommend it highly. ...more
I am updating all my reviews. Some of the books I can't give you the details. What I remember is that a tragedy unfolds. The children are sent away toI am updating all my reviews. Some of the books I can't give you the details. What I remember is that a tragedy unfolds. The children are sent away to a Jewish foster home. They are separated which makes the story sad. At the same time the story seemed like a parallel to the holocaust. As experiments were done to the children in the foster home. When she grows up. She works a nurse. She is confronted with one of her patients. Her elderly patient is now in her care. She was a doctor. She did experiments on the children. She is reminded of the experiments when she is confronted. The entire theme to me was about can you forgive? Or do you do the deadly crime? Reminded me of Simon Wisenthal. When he was confronted with someone that assisted with the holocaust. You will just have to read the book to decide. It is full of historical truths of the foster home.
The author used some of her family background to write the story. I particularly didn't like the book. Because it was sad. I usually do like to read historical fiction but not this one. But, if you want to learn about the living conditions of the Jewish home than this book is for you. Thank goodness condiditons in the Jewish home don't happen any longer. ...more
I loved the name of the book, 2 AM at the Cat's Pajamas. I was deceived by the title. I thought the book takes place in the 1920's during prohibition.I loved the name of the book, 2 AM at the Cat's Pajamas. I was deceived by the title. I thought the book takes place in the 1920's during prohibition. Wrong! It actually takes place in current day and age. Boy, what a let down. I read it because of book club. I had this book from a couple years ago from BEA.
I liked how the book started with a little girl, and the conditions of her home. Her mother just died and her father was neglected the girl. Instead people from the community were watching her every day. Because her mother died. She asked the Italian lady that owned a deli to watch over her.
Then there is the owner of the Cat's Pajamas. The club was in trouble and would be shut down for violations. Then there was her teacher and her love affair between her and her boyfriend. The story came together when Madeline finally sang at the club. The book is divided by hours and each person telling the story. I expected alot more from this book. This is not what I expected. I picked this for book club and didn't really enjoy it. Oh well, its not going to be a perfect pick each time. ...more
At first I read this for the grab value on the outside cover. Woman living in hospital for the rest of her days in a hospital room. But, instead I enjAt first I read this for the grab value on the outside cover. Woman living in hospital for the rest of her days in a hospital room. But, instead I enjoyed reading the fascinating life of her parents during the gilded age. Her father started as a merchant. Like most men trying to find a way int he west. He then made his money in coal. Became the founder of Las Vegas. He was married a few times. Then married Huggette Clark's mother. Where they left the country to Paris. They had a beautiful home with rooms to fill gallery of the master's paintings. Such as Monet, and others. When he died her mother and her moved to a another home in New York City. Hugette was known to be odd, reclusive. She was a great collector of dolls, and doll houses, paintings, etc. She was generous to her employees. People that worked for her. Not only giving generous to the painter in France. But, when he died she would give to his wife, then his children for the rest of her life she did this. She gave crazy gifts to her nurse Hadassah that cared for her for 20 years. For some reason she had medical issues. Went to the hospital and stayed there till her death at 104 years. Unfortunately, the hospital took advantage of the situation. Coming close to her death the families would come out fighting the inheritance. There was a beautiful home in Santa Barbara she donated to the city. But to this day there is not enough money to care for it. She had a home in Connecticut she bought, and never lived in it. Her home in New York City was empty the last 20 years of her life. Instead she lived in a small hospital bed with no scenery. Where the hospital was giving 400, 000 a year. She did not live out her life penniless. She died with millions, and invested wisely. ...more