Jan 1, 2015
Book 54: What She Saw by Lucinda Rosenfeld
As I was reading, I could not help but see myself in Phoebe and how I was lost and looking for validation in sex and men. I would guess there are many women who will see themselves in this book. I noted that on Goodreads this book was categorized as a book for women in their 20's to read, I would not say it should be limited to that age group. Women in their 40's will find this book nostalgic, as Phoebe's journey is mostly through the 90's and is a look back on her youth. Hindsight is a good lens to read this book through.
I rated this book as a 3- The story was good, but I felt it could have been tighter. Also, and this is just nit-picky, but it stood out to me and bugged me...The character name Phoebe does not seem like a real name for this character. Why? Who knows, but the name felt wrong to me. Also the author like to put in big words, words that if you looked them up fit the sentence, but there are other words that could have been used that didn't sound as pretentious (again this is just something that stood out to me, I can look over it, but it did effect my rating of the book.)