My stepmothers book — 7 years ago
So I was down at my father’s house in Medford this week. Celina, his wife of 28 years had this book on the stand next to her chair and proudly told everyone who walke into the house how she was going to read about “Dirty Girls”. But she hadn’t read it yet. So one day while Finn was playing with her cousins I picked it up out of boredom. Ok, I will say it, it is a chick book. All about a group of Latina girlfriends and their struggles in life over time. Not exactly what a captain of the fuel industry should be reading eh? But it was engaging so I soldiered on. Just finished it after four days. During the end I was skipping pages to get to the end of the chapters since Valdes-Rodriguez is very predictable about where she puts the interesting stuff. I liked Rebecca the founder of the Latina women’s magazine married to a geeky trust funder perpetual philosophy student. If it weren’t vacation time I wouldn’t have finished it though and most of the women were not very interesting to me. Would not read it again, nor do I want to see the movie.
I give it 2 of 5 stars only because i finished it and kept reading ahead for tidbits of the one character I enjoyed or else it would get one star.