The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher

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The main reason I read this novel is the fact it’s set in Delaware (one of my missing State in the USA book virtual travel), otherwise honestly I would have chosen other books, considering also the aloof rating in Goodreads.

It did not left me any particular feeling (but the check on the Delaware item) and I do not particularly suggest to read it.

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

As the title says the book is about a book club: four girls and their mothers (thus the unreliability) will try to read and comment together five books over the summer.

The group is unwell matched, the maIn character is Adrianne who tells from her POV the summer events, CeeCee (a chill every time I read the name) example of a rich, spoiled girl with uninterested parents, Jill the perfect student working in her spare time and Wallis, the weird one.

Adrianne has not a strong personality and is always dragged along by the other girls (mainly CeeCee) to an adolescent rebellion phase.

Everything is left un-concluded: the relation between Adrianne and her mother (and the unknown father issue), Wallis and her mother (why the tower episode?); lots the topics started – being single parents, dyslexia, family abuses (?), being adolescents – that however brings to nothing, not even to the character’s evolution.

The book club is ridiculous, the five novel are only outlined with the purpose of shallow dialogues, moreover Adrianne loves books, loved them? is lost in them? surely she does not like to sort them and to talk about them, in the end I did not understand her feelings about books.

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* The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher – ★★☆☆☆½

*I read this book in English

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