Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Boston GirlThe Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is something sweet and touching about this book. Addie, the main character is telling her grand-daughter about her life growing up in Boston. From her very early years in the tenements of Boston, though major historic events like World War I, the horrific Flu epidemic, the Depression and World War II, Addie shares with her grand-daughter and with the reader her struggles in life, her hardships, her incredible friendships, and the wisdom she has learned along the way. There is an honesty that adds to Addie's outlook on life. The characters feels genuine; from Addie's difficult mother, her head-strong sister, and her life long friends. The reader can't help but root for Addie, and rejoice when she finally does find love, and eventually finds her true purpose in life. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who like historical fiction. It was a window to the past, told only like a grandmother could.

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