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The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
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really liked it
bookshelves: fictionalized-lives, read-2012, historical-fiction, library

Cora is awesome.

I read this pretty much in a day because it was just such a pleasurable story. It starts with Cora deciding to act as the chaperone to a 15-year-old Louise Brooks while she takes a dance class in New York City.

While there, we are treated to flashbacks of Cora's life and we learn a few "juicy" secrets and Cora's life. (Not juicy to us in the present day, but certainly scandalous in the 1920s.)

After the trip is over, we follow Cora throughout the rest of her life and catch glimpses of Louise's success and failures.

I really liked this story and can't wait to read more about Louise Brooks.

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Reading Progress

June 12, 2012 – Shelved
June 12, 2012 – Shelved as: fictionalized-lives
July 28, 2012 – Started Reading
July 28, 2012 –
page 11
2.86% "Opens with two women donating books to a library...discussion of short skirts, short hair, and the KKK follow. Will definitely keep reading."
July 29, 2012 –
page 232
60.42%
July 29, 2012 –
page 371
96.61% "#OlympicReadathon - one book down..."
July 29, 2012 – Finished Reading
July 30, 2012 – Shelved as: read-2012
July 30, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
July 30, 2012 – Shelved as: library

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