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Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
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Jan 06, 2011

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This was a fun, quick read. I read the whole thing on a flight home from Iceland. Like Godbersen's previous Luxe series, this book is total meringue. But that is a good thing. Meringue is fluffy and light and totally tasty. You can eat a lot of meringue really fast and not feel sick. So a book that is meringue is a good thing.

This series is a step up from the Luxe series. In the Luxe series, Godbersen starts by giving away the ending and then goes back to the beginning. The trouble with that was I couldn't really care enough about the characters or the stories. I just wanted to get it over with already. I did read the entire series, but there was always a lingering sense of annoyance. She doesn't make that mistake in this book and just follows the two girls from a little mid-west town to NYC during the 1920s. One girl is in search of her father, a wealthy bootlegger, the other is looking to be a star. Of course, they have varying degrees of success in the search. The parts spent in a Long Island mansion were a bit like Gatsby Lite. Really, really lite. But again, that's okay. Not every book can be the Great Gatsby.

And like the previous series, we're left on a cliffhanger to wait for the next. And I'll be quite happy to pick that one up too.

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