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Heaven Stamped Her -- Overdue,
This review is from: Here Lies the Librarian (Hardcover)
Tongue in cheek wit and picture perfect images of early twentieth century America serve as a trademark to the talented Richard Peck. If Mark Twain were less wordy and told an interesting story with a faster pace, he might tell a story as well as Richard Peck.
PeeWee, better known as Eleanor, is a tomboy by the standards of the early 20th century. She likes fixing cars, wearing overalls, and dislikes wearing dresses or womanly leisures. So when the four sorority girls from Butler University arrive in town to resurrect the library, they also aim to change Eleanor. Yet even as they make her less of a tomboy, not everything about Eleanor has to change. Eleanor believes her brother Jake has eyes for Irene, the girl Eleanor speaks with most frequently. But just when Eleanor thinks she understands men, a twist comes.
Few writers have such a talent for painting a character's image. This is a real strong point for Peck. Peck makes readers feel a part of a simpler time in American history, and make it laugh-out-loud funny at times. This was not Peck's best story, but I still enjoyed it.