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Girls in Trucks por Katie Crouch
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Girls in Trucks (original 2008; edição 2009)

por Katie Crouch

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Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things that Camellias don't do. (Like ride with boys in pickup trucks.) But Sarah can't quite ignore the barbarism just beneath all that propriety, and as soon as she can she decamps South Carolinafor a life inNew York City. There, she and her fellow displaced Southern friends try to make sense of city sophistication, to understand how much of their training applies to real life, and how much to the strange and rarefied world they've left behind. When life's complications become overwhelming, Sarah returns home to confront with matured eyes the motto "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia"- and to see how much fuller life can be, for good and for ill, among those who know you best. Girls in Trucks introduces an irresistable, sweet, and wise voice that heralds the arrival of an exciting new talent.… (mais)
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Título:Girls in Trucks
Autores:Katie Crouch
Informação:Back Bay Books (2009), Paperback, 272 pages
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I enjoyed but didn't love this book. The book follows a Southern debutante, Sarah, from her girlhood in South Carolina through her early thirties in New York. Sarah has issues with substance abuse and abusive men and continually makes poor choices.

The book is narrated in a series of snapshots of Sarah's that at times seems disjointed and slightly confusing. Just as I was really getting a particular point of Sarah's life the chapter would end and jump ahead 5 years. I felt that the book could have been longer and gone into more depth. Despite the book's shortcomings it was still a quick and enjoyable read, however it had the potential to be much better.

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  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
A little sad on the end, but then, I like a good road to a happy ending. ( )
  AnnieSeiler | Dec 22, 2019 |
I didn't finish it.
It wasn't at all what I was expecting.
It sounded funny and charming. I usually love books based in the south.
It was too hard to like the main character. ( )
  Mishale1 | Dec 29, 2018 |
I enjoyed this book more in the beginning than I did at the end. In particular, the one quote that I updated about as having made me laugh. This was on page 28 of my edition. I'm sorry if the quote offends any of the people who receive my updates, it's just the imagery and the description is very good and made me laugh out loud when I read it.
"...Jason's penis."
"Yes."
"It's fucking huge."
I sat back in the spongy plastic of the chair, trying to look nonchalant. Jason, a wiry soccer player, was Eloise's boyfriend of two weeks. I didn't know anything about him other than he was a semisuccessful goalie and his hair was always in his face. "How huge?"
"Approximately the thickness of one of those pickles you get with a club sandwich at Swenson's. We had to use, like, half a container of Vaseline to get it in."
"Oh."
The phone rang again. She stared at me, making sure I understood the magnitude of the situation, and then answered. "Hey." She glanced at me. "Tiny. Go away. Important." So I left, faced with an afternoon that yawned ahead with nothing to do but imagine my sister mounting a giant, lubricated pickle.
(Crouch, 28)

It was fairly descriptive after this as well, just not with any particular images that stuck out to me as much as that one did. Plus, after the main character's younger years, the story jumped around a lot and I think for me that made it lose some of it's appeal. I understand that it ties in with the main character's personality really well, writing in that same sort of way, but the book felt a little lost to me.



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  Melissalovesreading | Sep 30, 2018 |
The story of a group of southern girls who are sort of friends because of who their parents are starts off strong, as they learn to dance and to have proper southern manners. I loved the first third and the last few chapters of Girls in Trucks, but there was a rocky section in the middle. Really this reflects what the main character was going through in her life, so now that I've finished reading it, I really did like it very much. ( )
  SoubhiKiewiet | Mar 20, 2018 |
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For Mom -- mother, scientist, role model, friend, and decidedly not Camellia material.
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If you are white, are a girl or boy between the ages of nine and twelve, and, according to a certain committee of mothers, are good enough to associate with Charleston's other good girls and boys, then Wednesday night is a busy night for you.
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Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things that Camellias don't do. (Like ride with boys in pickup trucks.) But Sarah can't quite ignore the barbarism just beneath all that propriety, and as soon as she can she decamps South Carolinafor a life inNew York City. There, she and her fellow displaced Southern friends try to make sense of city sophistication, to understand how much of their training applies to real life, and how much to the strange and rarefied world they've left behind. When life's complications become overwhelming, Sarah returns home to confront with matured eyes the motto "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia"- and to see how much fuller life can be, for good and for ill, among those who know you best. Girls in Trucks introduces an irresistable, sweet, and wise voice that heralds the arrival of an exciting new talent.

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