Anyways, it's written by Anna Godbersen.
See the God in her name? She is the GODess of historical young adult fiction.
I'm not kidding.
|The book :)|
Cordelia is looking for her long-lost father. She lives in some small town in Ohio and doesn't want to be there anymore. So, after doing lots of research about her father (who she finds out is a famous and rich criminal) she decides to go find him in the big, bright city: New York City. Once she meets him, everything seems perfect. Emphasis on the word seems.
Letty, Cordelia's best friend, believes that her name is destined to be up in the lights. She knows she's supposed to be a famous jazz singer on stages making tons of money. But what will she do to get there?
Astrid is a super rich and super beautiful flapper girl. Her boyfriend is dashing and also rich. Her life seems perfect, right? Well, it's far from it.
Throughout the novel, the lives of these three girls will intertwine and lead to a most shocking ending.
What a crappy synopsis I just did.
Anyways, it really is amazing and I'd suggest you read it.
What I liked:
-Set in 1929. I LOVE this about the book. I find it so fascinating to see what it was like in 1929. Like, what they wore, how they styled their hair, how they spoke. And this author clearly researched everything. She gave so much detail about the types of outfits the characters were wearing and their makeup and stuff. It was so cool!
-Beautiful writing. This author is very talented.
-Suspenseful. Kept my attention. At the end, I was lying in bed whispering "Oh my Gosh. Oh my Gosh." over and over again to myself. TO MYSELF.
What I didn't like:
-I'M GOING TO DIE IF I DON'T READ THE SECOND BOOK SOON! It's called Beautiful Days and apparently it's out already. O.O
***** out of five. GO READ IT NOW!
PS: Hope you enjoyed this review of Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen! Mayen said that she missed my book reviews, so this one's for you, Mayen! :D