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The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor
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it was amazing
bookshelves: review-copy

I read this pretty much in one sitting - right from the opening chapter (hilarious by the way) the reader gets a fantastic sense of Evie Epworth. Told in first person, with dollops of wit, you can really get into her headspace which is: teenager, finishing school, no idea what to do now type worries. School? Librarian? Vet? Evie is a strong willed young woman who knows full well what she doesn't want to do however which only adds fuel to the fire with her new soon to be stepmother, who just wants Evie out of the way.

Getting pure Cinderella vibes from this (which is acknowledged in the narrative) however I loved how Evie didn’t need a prince to come and save her. Instead she rallies up friends and neighbours to help -I think my favourite character was Evie’s next door neighbour, Mrs Scott-Pym who has all of the secrets and all of the sage-advice that every teenage girl needs in her life. Their relationship was really heartwarming for me and made Evie even more relatable to a lot of readers, the Yorkshire setting really highlighted the rural lifestyle and Evie’s desire to want more especially when she begins learning about her mother’s life.

Evie is the embodiment of a typical teenage girl in my opinion - enjoys cake, biscuits, reading, pop singers - I loved it when The Beatles got involved - what a fabulous soundtrack! I wish I had been a teenager in the 60’s! Evie is headstrong but also clumsy and not afraid to try - a wonderful role model! I was gutted to finish reading this and I really hope that there’s more - even if it’s not Evie - maybe her best friend Margaret who I didn’t feel got enough page time!

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Reading Progress

July 27, 2020 – Started Reading
July 27, 2020 – Shelved
July 28, 2020 – Shelved as: review-copy
July 28, 2020 – Finished Reading

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