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Please review your cart. Speaking of deus ex machina, all of the characters spend the entire book being carried along by the tide of plot. When We Caught Fire. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with The year is While reading Bright Young ThingsI felt it. I did feel sometimes that the story was heavy yuong details, letting todbersen pace slo This was a delightful story to read. BUT at the same time Retrieved from ” http: Believe me Doll, you need this book!

Of course there are overwrought moments bfight runaway new brides, bootlegger parties, murders, a mother who consorts with boys her daughter’s age, a girl who is unwillingly roped into a striptease So, kudos, because so many authors are trying to do that.

Bright Young Things Series by Anna Godbersen

In these times of short attention spans and fractured sentences, the long, beautifully descriptive passages of yesteryear are falling to the wayside. I could never do any of those things, so Astrid’s type is a sort godbereen anomaly to me.


Bright Young Things was a must read for me. Feb 13, Kristi rated it really liked it Shelves: Boy, is that series crazy. I was shocked that she could drop Lett I was super excited for this one. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I was addicted, thrilled by the gangsters, and really getting the history seeking-speakeasy fix that I desired. These are big storylines, but Godbersen never loses her characters to big concepts. Grey yonug basically Gatsby if he had kids. Bright Young Things did not disappoint!

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Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen – book review

Ashley A yougn, with just three. I knew this was a series but it could have so easily been wrapped up very nicely. I think Cordelia really took advantage of that. Letty, Cordelia and Astrid.

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Cordelia, o This was going to be a four star for me, but the last 50 pages just killed it. And hopefully the characters will become more well rounded. She’s four feet tall and has a mental age of five. Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest When you sit down to read one of her novels you are investing you time into something that I believe is extremely worthwhile.

It leaves those of us who grew up with the classics and the never-ending, Dickensian style run-on sentences bereft. Where oil tycoons and cab drivers rubbed elbows at xnna boxing matches. Jun 13, Becca-Rawr rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thingss 28, Kristen “Kirby” rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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While Cordelia and Letty begin their stay in New York together, some misunderstandings lead to their separation before fate steps in and intertwines all of their worlds. The characters were completely lacking in common sense–in the case of Cordelia, so immature that she should move back to Ohio in shame after what happened because of her foolishness–but that’s OK.

I adored this book.

Scott Fitzgerald is my favorite writer. I hated Lettie from the beginning. There are characters you wish you could call your own friends, characters you want to glomp, characters you love to hate, and characters that you wish you could maim or seriously injure.

At least Daisy could be witty, funny, and playful when she wasn’t breaking hearts. I have to admit that I was a bit dubious when I first spied the cover. And you need a setting that’s realistic and fascinating and detailed. I enjoyed myself immensely with this book. You get the idea. Boys still chase girls. The title should be at least 4 characters long.