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InstaReview: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

"At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is."

If you're looking for an effervescent romp through 1940s New York City, look no further than City of Girls! This novel tells the story of Vivian, who moves to the big city after getting kicked out of stuffy, boring college. She winds up as the costumer for a literal cast of characters at her aunt's theater, becoming entangled in personal and professional drama. The book explores how we are shaped by the different types of relationships in our lives and how they help us grow. The writing flows effortlessly, making it a quick and enjoyable read - perfect for your next summer getaway. We didn't love the somewhat overused structural trope of the book, and while a fun read it wasn't a life-altering one, so it's ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from #owcbookrecs.


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