May 24, 07
Read in May, 2007
I just finished reading this book and didn't like it that much. I have read quite a few Alice Hoffman books, and this is one of my least favorite. I didn't like the statements that she was making about boarding schools or the parallel made between money and lack of intelligence. I could be reading too much into it, but all the even mildly interesting characters in the book had the same characteristics: they were all smart, poor, and critical of wealth and wealthy people in the same normative way. Every the other character was exactly the same: rich, dumb, ignorant, and snobby. I also thought the book had an unbelievably unsatisfying ending.