Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was our FLICKS August book pick and the consensus was that we all liked this book. Poor CeeCee has a mentally ill Southern mother living in the cold North. Her mother was the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen and can’t quite seem to get beyond that. Her father doesn’t want to deal with the situation and spends the majority of his time on the road for work. After tragedy strikes, CeeCee’s great-aunt Tootie rescues her and moves her to Georgia. There a lot of homespun Southern goodness ensues.

I liked the story and how Hoffman gave depth to characters that you would love to hate (i.e. CeeCee’s father), but that she added enough in to make you question their motives. One problem I had with the story is that I don’t think it accurately represents the racial realities of the 1960s Georgia and things may be “whitewashed” a little. Overall though, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was a good story, with fantastic, unique characters.

1 comment:

  1. I read this when it first came out and enjoyed it soooooo much!