Review: The Boston Girl

The Boston Girl The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Would you believe I found a copy of this book at my local dollar store? I have been wanting to read this book for a long time and here it was... marked $1. I could not pass this bargain! There was a lot of buzz about this book when it came out and that can be good or bad. I kept away from reading the reviews so that I would read this book with an open mind. I am glad I did.

The Boston Girl is a wonderful book. I could not put it down. It is the story of Addie Baum, a young Jewish girl, growing up in Boston in the early 19 hundred. Contrary to the rest of her family, Addie was born in American and she has the desire to fulfill her life as much as she can. She has a difficult relationship with her mother and makes a few wrong decision when it comes to men, but besides that; she succeeds to live a life filled with awesome adventures, friends, and opportunities.

Anita Diamant is a fantastic author and her beautifully written stories are filled with family traditions and interested characters. She is not afraid to address the issues of the time such as women's right to vote, child labor and even the right for women to wear pants.

This is a must-read. If you have not done so yet, get yourself a copy and start reading. You might not find it at your local dollar store, but your favorite bookstore or public library surely has a copy waiting for you.

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