What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Never thought there'd be a sequel, but so glad that there was!
Nantucket Red is the sequel to Nantucket Blue, which I really, really loved. Howland does a great job of reminding us what happened in Blue, without it seeming forced or Cliff Notesy. There is more heart-break here, more growing up for Cricket. Now she has just gradutated high school and will be attending Brown in the fall. She is trying to earn enough money so that she will be able to live in the dorms, rather than at home, so she heads back to Nantucket for the summer.