Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls

After weeks of lamenting on how to properly review this amazing book, I am going to try. While I might not be able to do this book justice, I hope that my review convinces you to give City of Girls a try. I was skeptical at first. This book is longer than I typically read. I was worried that this book would not live up to my expectations after I fell in love with the books Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic. ELIZABETH GILBERT NAILED IT!

Set in the 1940s, this book starts off with the main character Vivian receiving a letter from a woman asking her what Vivian meant to her father. Vivian travels back in time to retell her about her life from graduating high school, dropping out of college after the first year, being shipped off to her aunt in New York City, exploring her femininity in the 1940s, living through World War II, and her post-war life.

I was sucked into this book within the first couple of pages and came close to taking a day off work to finish this book (ended up too busy at work to make it happen). A book to warrant a book reading vacation day from work is clearly worth a MILLION STARS!

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