Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 book 82

Elizabeth Gaffney's When The World Was Young
So this is the story of a young girl, way into Wonder Woman comics (yay!) and entomology (interesting!), from V-J day--when a family tragedy hits--up through the 1950s. I loved everything about her interest in science and desire to be a professor studying ant pheromones, as well as her friendship with the family maid and the maid's son. I was less interested in her love-life and how things got a little cheesy toward the end. But in general, this was a satisfying historical read with some strong political/cultural points. B/B+.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in August.

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