“Georgie Girl is a lovely glimpse into the twists and turns of just a couple of years in a young girl’s life. This simple love story creates a powerful impact, showcasing dream versus reality and the little things that make or break us.
Trigger warnings: some sexual references, drug use, and profanity
Review by Emily Searle
If a story could be a soulmate, Georgie Girl would be mine! Set in the late sixties and into the early seventies, Georgie Girl carried me directly into my element. I already had an affinity for stories taking place during this time period, so I was excited about the book before I even started it. What swept me up even further was the way in which the author painted a gorgeous story without giving too many details. I love this. When I read, I want to use my own imagination without feeling commandeered by descriptions. It was artfully told.
When Georgie first appears in the book, she is a bright-eyed thirteen-year-old full of romantic inclinations and determined to live a proper life. Her mother and father encourage her to concentrate on education, but as she enters middle school, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep level-headed. Along with all of that, she battles with the increasing reality that being a girl means facing underestimation and selfish desires.
As a sucker for romance, I was completely invested in Georgie’s love interests and how they would pan out. Every thought and feeling she had were so extremely relatable that I actually found myself empathically riding her emotional roller coasters even after I’d put the book down.
This book attached itself to my soul. This is the type of story that I will turn to when I need to revive my heart and cry a little. This is my rainy day book.”