Saturday, April 26, 2008

Girls in Trucks: Katie Crouch

Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch
Review by: Lauren

Girls in Trucks begins with a young Sarah, who is still going through Cotillion Training School with a group of “friends” (Charlotte, Bitsy, and Annie) but for the most part are really just the people she finds herself always going back too in times of need.
As time goes on, Sarah begins to face the challenges of life that most people meet: trying to keep a guy that she can actually settle down with, finding a good job, dealing with death, and most importantly, looking for the meaning and purpose of her life.
Girls in Trucks hops along through Sarah’s life, dealing with various significant moments in each chapter. For the most part, the book is told in Sarah’s point of view, but we do have some instances when the chapters are told in third person or in another person’s point of view entirely.
I enjoyed this book immensely and I think it was a wonderful debut! The idea behind the story is not original, but the way the story is told, however, is very unique and keeps you reading along. My favorite part of the book is that it didn’t just deal with one year or even just a few years. You get to see Sarah grow up in a short amount of time, rooting for her to find her way as you go. Highly recommended for girls in their late teens and up!


Breanna said...

Oooh sounds like a good book. I love books that go through a person's life, not just one small period of time.

Good review!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks so much!
I agree. It's nice to get a mix of both kinds of books.