Title: Bright Young Things
Author: Anna Godbersen
Publication date: October, 12, 2010
Genre(s): Historical Fiction (Young Adult)
Publisher: Harper Collins
This book, is set in 1929. From reading the synopsis itself, i felt like it wasn't a book for me but i wanted to give it a try. Im not into reading historical fiction books, because i don't like reading about anything historical. I wasn't wrong, because i ended up to not liking this book.
The characters felt too cliche to me. How Letty wanted to be a "star", how Cordelia wanted to find her rich father, and how Astrid wanted... to find love? I honestly don't know. All they wanted to do is just get famous or become rich and live a glorious life. I mean there is many other things that are important in this world other than money and fame. I just didn't enjoy reading about their ways of wanting to reach their beloved fantasies.
While i was reading, I felt there was no story to it. What is the point? After they reach fame, then what? I felt like there was no point of reading on.
The only interesting character in the book was Cordelia. I felt that she was the best of them all. She was very cool, and her story was the most interesting of the three. Letty's story was childish to me and Astrid was like a third wheel to me, overshadowed by other characters, She was just Charlie's lover and Cordelia's best friend.
Overall I was really disappointed in the book, and it felt too shallow for me, there was no climax to the story. Maybe this is because I don't understand how people lived in the 1920s, or that I have never felt that interested in historical fiction, but i thought I'd give it a try, you should too.
Rating: 2 - Not my type of tune