books & reading reviews
Book Review: Little Beauties by Kim AddonizioMonday, April 04, 2016
I accidentally bought this book as an undergrad when I was taking a creative writing poetry course. I was supposed to by a book of poe...
I accidentally bought this book as an undergrad when I was taking a creative writing poetry course. I was supposed to by a book of poetry, and so I bought a book by Kim Addonizio, a poet who had really alternative poetry. Come to find out, she wrote a novel, too, which is what I bought instead. I finally started reading it, and I got through it pretty quickly.
The book is told through the viewpoints of three different people: a 35-year old woman with OCD, a 17 going on 18-year old girl with a baby, and the baby. The novel tells a story of how their lives coincide.
I liked the novel because it was easy to read. That isn't to say that it is badly written, however it uses simple words to tell an interesting story. I enjoy a book that is easy to read. I don't want to have to think too hard when reading a book, or to read the same line over and over again trying to understand what it means. That was never an issue with this book. Even with three interchangeable viewpoints telling the story, I was never confused on what was happening.
The novel has a focus on friendship, family, and personal challenges. I enjoyed the story, and never felt like giving up on it. It was an interesting and easy read.