Monday, August 8, 2016
Vinegar Girl (Review)
This review is for the book "Vinegar Girl" by Anne Tyler. I have heard so much about Anne Tyler but I have never taken the opportunity to read one of her books. In this book, Tyler takes on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" and twists it into a modern story that you won't be able to put down.
Kate Battista is stuck in a rut. She is in her mid-twenties and feels that she has no life plan. She never finished college, she still lives at home taking care of her absent-minded scientist father and bothersome little sister, and she works in a job at a daycare that she really isn't very good at, or enjoys very much. Then her father concocts this crazy plan to have her marry his assistant, Pyotr, just so Pyotr can stay in the country and continue working with her father. Kate scoffs at the plan at first, but Pyotr seems to actually like her, and he's very different from any other man she's been close to.
The story is fun, sweet, witty, and fast-paced. I loved it. I read the whole book over two days. I really enjoyed the characters and storyline. Although I'll be honest - I don't remember anything about Shakespeare's story, so that was meaningless to me. Anyway, I highly recommend this book.
Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.