Thursday, May 26, 2011
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
Book club book for May, and I really enjoyed it.
I appreciated the tasteful handling of Camille’s mental disorder. I like watching CeeCee grow and change as a character, in some ways reclaiming a childhood she had missed and in other ways becoming a more mature and adult-like. I loved the different, kooky characters that CeeCee meets in the south. Most of all, I enjoyed the warm, “accept you as you are” feeling of the whole novel.
Probably my favorite takeaway from the book is something Camille has said that CeeCee remembers towards the end of the narrative:
“It’s how we survive the hurts in life that brings us strength and gives us our beauty.”
That statement is so true. And something important for me to remember right now in life. With God and support, I can push through the painful bits of life and come out the other side a stronger, more beautiful person inside.
Posted by becki at 4:58 PM