Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel, Beth Hoffman.  New York: Penguin Group, 2010.  e-book, 256 pps.

CeeCee Honeycutt is a tween with a problem.  Her mother is psychotic and her father has run off to immerse himself in his job and sharing sheets with another woman.  CeeCee is left to take care of her mother the best that she can.  One day, something happens to her mother.  CeeCee is sent off to live with an elderly relation in Georgia.

CeeCee is surrounded by many strong women in her new home.  The women are older and wiser.  CeeCee is suddenly freed from the responsibility of looking after her parent.  She finds joy and a certain amount of wisdom in her new life.

sapphoq reviews says:  Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is an excellent novel.  I especially enjoyed the descriptions of Georgia-- very much like the Georgia that I have known-- and the subplots.  There is racial tension in the air.  The women themselves know better.  But a few men do not.  The main character is infinitely likeable.  The dialogue and situations are realistic.  The fights between two neighbors left me screaming with laughter.  Absolutely recommended to everyone who loves a good chick fic.

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