Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Beth Hoffman
306 pages
Publisher: Penguin
Source: purchased

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was another book I acquired on my trip this past week.  I found it while browsing through the discount books at the grocery store and I feel like I found a diamond in the rough.  Most of those books looked wholly uninteresting, but this one stood out to me and I really and truly enjoyed it!

The plot focuses on twelve-year-old CeeCee whose father has all but abandoned the family and whose mother is slowly going crazy, reliving her days as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen over and over.  When her mother is tragically run over by a truck on the way home from Goodwill, CeeCee is sent to live with her great-aunt Tootie in Savannah, GA.

I really felt for CeeCee.  She had it rough up to the age of twelve and when she finally caught a break I was so happy for her.  Despite her new life, which was very well-off, I was proud of her for remaining down-to-earth.  The whole cast of characters really added to this book, there were so many different kinds!  Shady characters, lying characters, wholesome characters, even slutty characters!  Each one added something unique to the story line and propelled it forward.

The plot of this book was sad at times, but also had me laughing and gleefully turning the pages.  I don't know what it was specifically about this book, but I found it adorable.

Four stars!  This was such a charming novel and I was rooting for CeeCee the whole way through.  Fans of southern lit like The Help will probably also enjoy Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Sandra, you won the GCB prize pack from my site. However, the email address that you gave me and the one that is listed here on your blog is not working for me!


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