Publisher: Penguin

The Graduate by Charles Web

The Graduate by Charles Web

December 28, 2016 Whitney Review 4 Comments

“Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?” is a highly quotable line and Anne Bancroft’s triangle leg being infamous. However, I was always curious about its novel origin. Having never seen the movie, despite knowing the pop culture references I wasn’t sure what to expected. Will it be erotic, serious, or a romp of […]

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The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

March 24, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions There was so much hype when The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards came out. Between that and the catchy blurb, I snatched it up. Impressions While Reading Unfortunately, that is where any positive-thinking ended. It was formulaic, cliché and could easily have been a Lifetime Movie (which it later was adapted into). […]

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The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

October 28, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond of: In The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood the character The Lover is creepy.  Like Buffalo Bill creepy, taking embalming to a completely different level.  He was a perfect villain.  He has you terrified of him but not to the extent that the reader is looking over their shoulder scary.  The Killer Next Door had […]

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Review: The Wicked Girls

Review: The Wicked Girls

October 8, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond of: Novels about devious children have always interested me, thus the plot for The Wicked Girls drew me in. I thought the concept of how one day or action could drastically change someones life is an interesting idea and the topsy-turvyness was well executed. The flashbacks to 1986, the day of the crime were well paced and […]

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Review: The Stone Diaries

Review: The Stone Diaries

January 27, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

The first half of the novel or Daisy as a child and young adult is interesting and a good read, learning about her parent-less childhood with a co-guardian who has sexual feelings for 11-year-old Daisy Goodwill and eventually marries her 20 some years later, but also reading about her brief marriage to her first husband […]

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Review: March

Review: March

January 13, 2014 Whitney Review 2 Comments

March is split in two, half being memories of years gone by, remembering the courting of Marmee, the births of their children and the March’s beliefs on slavery, even becoming conductors on the underground railroad. By putting their money where their mouth is, give a large sum of money to a fellow abolitionist to support […]

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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Munk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Munk Kidd

January 6, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

The Secret Life of Bees was a little to touchy  feely for me, all the hugging, praying,finding yourself crap was ya-ya sisterhood on a smaller scale.  I found it extremely predictable i.e. Lily’s mother living with the “calender girls” May, June and August ten years prior. I really had to plow my way through the […]

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Book Review: Eve in Hollywood

Book Review: Eve in Hollywood

July 10, 2013 Whitney Review 0 Comments

I first heard about Eve in Hollywood through an ad on Goodreads.  I saw the words “All About Eve” splash across the screen and immediately clicked on it as the 1950s film of the same name is my favorite movie.  I soon found there was no relation to the film but as I scrolled down […]

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Review: You Are One of Them

Review: You Are One of Them

July 3, 2013 Whitney Review 0 Comments

You Are One of Them is steady, keeping an even pace, but it wasn’t necessarily the thriller I thought it was going to be — for some reason I was picturing espionage.  This is not to say that I was disappointed, not by a long shot. You Are One of Them was suspenseful, I assumed […]

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