Thursday, January 6, 2011

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

by Beth Hoffman

Can you even imagine living with a mother who's so far out of it that she wears prom dresses and her red shoes and stands in the front yard waving to everyone? Poor CeeCee Honeycutt is caught in the middle of her mother's insanity and her father's absence. Her escape to Savannah, GA is the first step in giving her life stability and bringing her closer to learning who she is.

The best part about this book is the vivid scenes that the author portrays in each chapter. The white taffeta of CeeCee's mother's gown, the bright colors of the Savannah gardens, and the creamy taste of the peaches at the peach farm are all visions created by Ms Hoffman that still stick with me. The writing was so creative it was almost as though a painter was rendering each scene with the stroke of a brush.

This is a heart-warming book full of interesting characters who epitomize the friendliness and hospitality of the South. It's full of little events that happen, but the events are captivating enough to keep the reader engaged and to help shape CeeCee's character. This novel is short and sweet, and helps to prove that big things come in small packages.

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite reads for 2010. CeeCee is a sweetheart of a little girl. Great book, classy author.