Monday, August 18, 2008

Book 56 of 52 -- Margaret Sartor's Miss American Pie

Margaret Sartoe's book is probably best appreciated by women, but I was immediately drawn in to the unique style of writing and raw emotion.

The book is actually a collection of diary entries by Ms. Sartor during the 1970s when race relations were tenuous in her Louisiana town.

The book is super neat and truly imaginative in a variety of ways.

She has editted her own journal and I am amazed at how irrelevant each entry appears, but in the grand scheme of her life story, they are incredibly poignant and touching.

We see a young girl's reactions to her changing body and Elvis' death and beconing an adult with her own opinions and dreams.

Different and I loved it.

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