Saturday, October 24, 2015
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
This is meant to be a screwball comedy and reminded me greatly of "Arsenic and Old Lace". Except there was no Cary Grant in it which, of course, makes everything slightly less good. I might've enjoyed the story more were it not for the precious writing contrivances. Each girl was given an adjective such as Dour Elinor and Stout Alice and Smooth Kitty and Disgraceful Mary Jane. While helpful at first to define so many characters, this is how the characters were labeled throughout the book which I just found annoying and too much of a "look how witty and quirky I am" message from the author.