Books for Girls

I recently posted a review of Birdie’s Big-Girl Shoes, and the New York Times, as usual, has followed my lead. (Just kidding.)

My daughter and I both read another girl-y book, The Wedding Planner’s Daughter. We liked it. It’s full of the typical elements: single parent, romantic-minded daughter, wise elders she can turn to, friends to figure out, cute boy mostly off in the distance. But the author clearly loves good words and good writing. She quotes the latter and uses the former liberally throughout the book. And she successfully injects a fairy-tale sensibility into the plot, location, and characters.

Next, we plan to read the sequel, The Cupid Chronicles. And there are many other “Wedding Planner” books, so I guess we’re behind the times. But that just means we have more to look forward to. I do so enjoy being a girl.

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