Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Name Is Sus5an Smith: The 5 Is Silent by Louise Plummer

We read another book by this author for a recent book group. I was curious about a few of her other books. This was a very weird book. The girl the story was about makes some very stupid choices. She is an artist and after graduating from high school she goes to her sisters home to stay the summer in Boston. She gets a job at a theater and in her spare time she takes her art around to local galleries to see if they were interested.
She meets an artist but he was leaving the next day for Italy. So they become pen pals for the summer. There is a lonely old lady that lives downstairs and she becomes her friend. Then there is this other part of the story about her Uncle Willy. This is the part that gets a little weird. Everyone has warned her that he is a sneaky good for nothing person but she has a fantasy image of him in her head. The story has a few twists when she runs into him in the city and keeps it a secret. I don't want to give anything else away so I will stop here.
The story is about a girl trying to find herself and decide what she really wants to do with her life. She is forced to make grown up decisions and suffer the consequences. She is so naive as she goes off to the big city for the first time. I think this must have been an earlier book by this author because it wasn't as polished as I thought it would be.

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