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American Gypsy Girl Paperback – August 31, 2014
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About the Author
Mary Zinda writes from the beautiful Kettle Moraine region of Wisconsin. She loves to camp with her husband and three boys, cousins, and friends and would not be opposed to becoming an "RV gypsy" in her retirement. She is the author of the middle-grade historical fiction novel "Lark of Yesteryear", its companion book "Owen's Journal", and her adult fiction novel "The Making of Mathilda MacGregor". You can visit the author at her website: maryzinda.com
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While the book deals with alcoholism, drug use, shady dealings, teen pregnancy, and no sense of permanent roots, she and the book never lose a strong sense of humor. The author finds such an ideal, colorful voice for Charlene’s narration; I could hear it so vividly as though she were reading it aloud to me. (It would make a great audio book.)
Wiser and brighter than the adults surrounding her, Charlene knows this is not the life she wants. She takes us on her journey to make a better life, and also to resolve her family’s own little mysteries. I don’t want to give too much away by stating what those mysteries are.
The book made me wonder what direction Charlene’s life would have taken had she not become friends with Delbert, the retired preacher who summered at the campground. His guidance, friendship and love proved central to her growth.
I enjoyed to a point the revelation of “Madam Lucy’s” real profession. However, I was confused a bit because I thought Charlene understood what really happened in her “office,” after the Kipper scenario. Then, right after that, Charlene misunderstands another client’s purpose. That part, while short, didn’t work for me because I thought it had already been cleared up in Charlene’s mind.
All in all, the book is a delightful, satisfying read. After each chapter, I felt compelled to continue.
1 knocked-up eighteen year-old, slightly overbaked
1 unsuspecting, very handsome, and charitable photographer
1 familiar face you never thought you'd see again
A whole lotta lies
Combine ingredients in small wooden house and stir. Bake at 90° for several hours. Carefully skim layers of lies off the top the allow to settle overnight. Serve with heap of humility
Charlene Rae Bucher is a young teenager like any other teenager, except she has lived her whole life in a aluminium camper with a father that runs from the law and goes through life with a beer in his hand and a mother that can not live without vodka. The fact that she gets pregnant as a teenager and her parents don't even bat an eye (well her father does confront the boys father, but he quickly caves in when the boys father offers him free beer for keeping the matters quiet - father of the year) speaks volumes.
The problem I had with this book was that the first half is rather boring and slow paced and although it does get better the ending was just too fairy tale like. I got this book for free on Amazon for my Kindle and I guess it was an OK book overall.
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Nice quick read, and pacing is perfect.
What a good book a very interesting read about a different way of living and...Read more