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The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
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Jul 04, 2012

did not like it
Read in July, 2012

Don't bother! After reading recommendations in 2 magazines about this book, I immediately downloaded it on to my kindle to read on the plane. I was drawn to the historical setting of the story but this story could have taken place during modern times. A young girl's inappropriate language, clothing, and quest for fame would easily fit into 2012 setting; including the situation of the main character's marriage (avoiding a spoiler alert here). The author did nothing to really draw the reader into the 1920s setting. The author did a hop and skip around the impact of the depression. It wasn't until WWII happened, did the author let history become part of the story. But at this point, the author skipped over decades each chapter. The other piece that really bothered me is that nothing really happened to the main character. Certainly she had a past to cope with but there was no real struggle for her. Just lots of things happening to everyone else told from her point of view.
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