Apr 13, 2010

Teenage adventures

I listened to Our Hearts Were Young and Gay as an audiobook and it was a fun experience. It's a nonfiction account of two teenage girls on their first holiday abroad in the 1920s. The writer conveys a wonderful self-deprecating wit about their adventures. Every now and then the writing will whip your head around when she makes a few unexpected comments about race (I had to keep reminding myself that it was published in the forties). Still once you get past that, there's a timelessness about being naive and silly and full of adventure as a teen. I give it a 5.

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