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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
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When I first began reading, I thought "Hooray! I've found a 5 star book." I felt that way for the first half of the book. I loved the narrator, 12 year old Cee Cee, and I loved the details and descriptions of her crazy mother, even though they were at times quite sad. I also loved the descriptions of Savannah, Aunt Tootie, and Oletta. Things started going downhill when the conflict at Tybee beach was quickly and neatly wrapped up in a page! This really could have added depth to the story; instead, the author gave some unbelievable excuse in order to end that part of the story. Also, the mean Violene Hobbs came across more sympathetically than she was supposed to. I couldn't help but compare this to The Help, which is a much better book. The characters and the conflicts are much more developed. The "mean" characters in The Help are rounder characters, and you feel more disgusted with them and happier when they get theirs! When Violene gets hers, I just felt sad for her. Overall, though, a fun, easy read.
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Afton Nelson I agree. Each time I thought the plot had taken a dramatic turn, there was a quick resolution, which was maybe easier on my heart, but ultimately made for a ho-hum story.


January Your review was perfect! That was exactly what I was thinking.


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