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Book Review: Gossip of the Starlings by Nina de Gramont

Posted on: August 15, 2008

At first glance, I figured this book was yet another story about rich kids run wild at their New England boarding schools. Which is not necessarily a bad thing – I do enjoy those types of books.

But this one was different. Even though the main characters were rich and privileged, it wasn’t in an annoying way – more like it was just a fact that was secondary to the story. The main character, Catherine, had many layers that made her more than just a cookie-cutter rich teen. Her relationships with her parents, her friends, her boyfriend, and her horse were deep and true. And the ending wasn’t a happily-ever-after ending, yet it completely fit with the rest of the novel and was actually quite satisfying.

The author has a lyrical, soothing writing style that propelled the story forward – this is a beautifully written novel.

A quick read that will keep you engrossed. I even read it in the car while waiting in an exceptionally long drive-thru line at lunch! I highly recommend this novel – go read it! 🙂

Started: 12-Aug-08 / Finished: 15-Aug-08

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