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The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
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Jun 17, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 26 to June 17, 2012

I’m fairly picky when it comes to historical fiction. I have to really be in the mood to read it and then I will carefully select my book. Kate at Midnight Book Girl read it and loved it so even though I wasn’t craving a historical fiction I gave it a try. I am so glad I did.
Laura Moriarty writes beautifully. Even if I hadn’t enjoyed the story (which I did) I could have read the book because everything just sounds so good.

I love the 1920’s. For me, it’s the most fascinating decade that I didn’t live in. I love learning about the 20’s and of course looking at all those pretty clothes!

Louise’s mother was… not really a mother. It was really hard to read how her mother felt in the book. I did some fact checking on Louise and that was how her mother really felt which makes me sad. Her dad wasn’t really into children either so it really shouldn’t be a surprise that Louise has “behavioral” issues.

As much as enjoyed Louise I enjoyed Cora so much more (and really, the book is about Cora anyway). Her story was fascinating and there were so many things I didn’t expect. She went to New York as Louise’s chaperone for her own reasons and it changed not only her life but others lives as well.

There were quite a few twists in The Chaperone, none of which I was expecting. It made for a very interesting read, especially considering the time period.

I always enjoy reading books that have happened someplace I’ve been. And since I just came back from New York this book was appropriate. It was interesting to see that while many things have changed since the 1920’s, some things are the same.

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