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Monday, June 2, 2014

Bean, A strong-willed girl...

The Silver Star
The Silver Star

By: Jeannette Walls

Genre:  historical fiction

Pages: 267

Published: 2013

Audiobook: 7 CD’s (8 hours)

Read: May

4 out of 5

I enjoyed Walls 2 other novels (The Glass Castle & Half Broke Horses, a biography and true-life novel, respectively), so there was no surprise I adored this one as well. The first two books I read and this one I decided to listen to the audiobook.  A narrator can really enhance or diminish my enjoyment of a book. Walls does a fabulous job at reading her novel and uses great expression – you can tell she believes in her story.  Bean (Jean) Holliday is a very strong-willed girl and doesn’t let people stand in her or her sister’s (Liz) way. Yet, she still manages to be respectful, for the most part. I love stories that cast women in a strong role and whom stands up for what they believe in, especially in the historical fiction genre.  The writing style reminding me a lot of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

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