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Sammy's HillThe House of Mirth

Book: The Dirty Girls Social Club, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Start Date: 12/30/05
End Date: 01/03/06

It feels a bit like cheating to say I finished this book since I skipped so much of the final chapters. I just couldn’t take it any more. If it weren’t for the fact that the characters were Latinas I probably wouldn’t have bothered to continue reading. I realize chick lit is very formulaic and normally I don’t have a problem with that, but this took it too far. The author kept drumming into us that the five sucias (dirty girls) are all professional, smart, put together women, but their personal lives are a mess. Again, not unheard of in a book of this genre. I think it was the fact that the dysfunction was mulitiplied by six that finally got to me. You’d think or you’d hope that out of six women, one of them would have had it together.  At the start of the book, I idly wished that I could attend the dirty girls social club reunions. By the time I was done with the book, I was relieved it was just a book and that I don’t actually know any of these women since not a single one appealed to me.

Posted on 01/03 at 10:13 AM


I’ve picked this book up at the library serveral times thinking it was just the kind of book that I would enjoy but each time I decided to leave it behind. Based on your review it sounds like I made the right decision!

Posted by Flourish  on  01/21  at  12:15 PM

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