Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman ****
CeeCee Honeycutt spends the first half of her life living with and taking care of her mother, Camille, who suffers from severe psychosis. Her father is MIA and when he is around he doesn't care to seek medical intervention for his wife or proper care for his daughter. Eventually, CeeCee finds her mother standing on their front lawn dawning a tattered, second-hand prom dress she purchased at the local goodwill, waving to passing traffic convinced its 1951 and she has just been crowned the Yidala Onion Queen of Georgia.
Camille's psychosis only worsens and eventually she is found dead in the middle of the road dressed to the nines and sporting her favorite red heals. Ceecee's father provides the best gift possible in her mother's demise; enter great aunt Tootie and the lavishly charming, southern world of Savannah Georgia.
Just as CeeCee begins to experience a sense of belonging, her newly acquired sense of joy collides abruptly with the long-held fear that her mother’s legacy has left her destined for destruction.
Definitely a ladies read, I don't imagine any men would find this book at all entertaining...maybe the part when Violene's bra goes on several photo shoots through the revengeful hands of CeeCee and her camera lens but there's not much more that would appeal to the male persuasion!
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
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