Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore
The summer Berie was fifteen, she and her best friend Sils had jobs at Storyland in upstate New York, where Berie sold tickets to see the beautiful Sils portray Cinderella in a strapless evening gown. They spent their breaks smoking, joking, and gossiping. After work they followed their own reckless rules, teasing the fun out of small town life, sleeping in the family station wagon, and drinking borrowed liquor from old mayonnaise jars. But no matter how wild, they always managed to escape any real danger until the adoring Berie sees that Sils really does need her help and then everything changes.
This novel, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore, is a multi-faceted account of a girl’s journey from adolescence to womanhood, physically and psychologically. It is written in first person, and primarily set in a small town in upstate New York. The main character is immersed in the current of challenges and insecurities that precede the onset of adulthood. She took me through a myriad of emotions that stirred my heart and touched my soul. Rarely have I read such an endearing book with a comfort quality and an ability to define its theme so clearly. It is a reality check on life in many ways; a look at what we cherish and how we protect it. This is a great read for women, who will closely identify with the throes of the girlie teen years; men will not likely appreciate it as much. However, I do believe it could contribute a lot of valuable insight to any father who has a daughter in the years of pre-adolescence to early twenties…those changing chic chapters!
Length: 147 Pages
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