Saturday, August 06, 2011

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

It has been awhile since I have found a book I enjoyed as much as this In fact it reminds me of The Help. Like The Help it is also set in the South, in the 60's. It is the story of Cee Cee, a twelve year old girl who escapes her life with an absentee father and mentally ill mother by reading, my favorite mode of escape too. After a tragic accident, Cee Cee is rescued by her aunt Tootie and introduced to an whole new world. Maybe it is that world and the strong women in it that remind me of The Help. I thoroughly enjoyed the character, the moment of conflict and the resolution. I miss it now that I have finished it, always the sign of a good book. My sister has my copy and is using it for her book club. When I get it back it will be making the rounds of my lunch group, cause I can't wait to have someone to discuss this one with!

Oh my goodness! Look at that first comment! The author left me a comment! I have chills, now I wish I had enumerated even more things I loved about this book because there were really so many!


Beth Hoffman said...

Hi Michelle,

I'm tickled that you enjoyed my novel and appreciate your kind words. Oletta and CeeCee are waving hello to you from the kitchen!

Happy summer ~ Beth

Circe said...

Put me on the list!!

sws said...

I want to read it just because the cute author made a comment! wow! can't wait to see you.

Amanda said...

You're practically famous Michelle! I need to come borrow it if it's THAT good

Janice said...

I love that the author left you a comment. I had that happen once too and it is just thrilling.