Thursday, December 08, 2011

Book Review--Adelaide Piper

Adelaide PiperAdelaide Piper by Beth Webb Hart

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"Adelaide Piper" by Beth Webb Hart is the coming of age story of a young woman. We see her intense wish to leave her small southern town and follow her to college where her idealism is shattered by the "Lord of the Flies" atmosphere--not at all what she expected it to be.

Even her acceptance of Christianity doesn't take root very deeply as various tragedies of life begin to overwhelm.

This is a book that, in spite of its inclusion in the "inspiration" genre, does not candy-coat the reality of living away from the only home you've ever known for the first time. The take-away message that "there's no place like home" comes across as realistic rather than saccharine.

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1 comment:

Michele said...

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