[edit]. Bright Young Things (October 12, ); Beautiful Days (September 20, ); The Lucky Ones (November 27, ). Bright Young Things. by Anna Godbersen. In the Roaring Twenties, three girls chase their dreams across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies . Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen, author of the bestselling Luxe series, introduced the girls of , girls with big dreams and big secrets in the big city.

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I forgot that I live in a cold world of computers, where people prefer to communicate through devices instead of speaking aloud. The book is flapper-cool, a gin-soaked raucous gala-read and head-nod to the king of Jazz, F. Cordelia, on the other hand, her one mission; to find her father, thnigs famous bootlegger, after being taken away from him when she was just a baby.

I think the most inspiring thing concerning Godbersen’s novels is the emotion she can pull from the reader. From stories of actresses who move each day to NYC, we see that it is never younng easy. Is he redeemable, or just a cad? Letty looks and acts like she’s twelve years old, despite being seventeen, and her naivete is irritating.

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She loved the idea of driving in a car with a boy like that. The other pages I felt rather detached. However, Godbersen rarely went into Astrid’s story or perspective, and when she did, it was short. I adored Astrid until she Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. Two Truths and a Lie. I kind of hate liking Anna Godbersen’s books as much as I do.

Apr 15, Lisa rated it really liked aanna Shelves: At least Daisy could be witty, funny, and playful when she wasn’t breaking hearts. View all 19 comments. We appreciate your feedback.

You can sense the tense feeling of the climax coming, but what happened shocked me nonetheless. Nov 08, Jessica Goldenfurpro rated it liked it Shelves: After a prologue that introduces an unknown narrator is it important who that is? We still secretly hope to make the big time and get discovered. One of them could be considered ‘poor’ but she I kind of hate liking Anna Godbersen’s books as much as I do.


One of them could be considered ‘poor’ but she still wears pretty dresses and drinks champagne at parties and doesn’t ever really face the struggles real time period poor girls would have. Unfortunately I had a bunch of prior obligations to tend to while reading this one, so I didn’t get to devour it in a few hours for the optimum experience like I’d preferred.

Charlie was a two-timing scuzz-bag All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with The year is Letty is out to realize her dreams of becoming a star on Broadway, while Cordelia plans to track down her infamous father. I did feel sometimes that the story was heavy in details, letting the pace slo This was a delightful story to read.

Meanwhile, Astrid Donal is a sparkling socialite, but not everything in her life is perfect, particularly when it comes to her boyfriend, Charlie Grey. Could she be more selfish? You get the idea. Pretty Little Liars 9: For me, the strongest part of the book was the opening, before the actions moves to the city. Jun 13, Becca-Rawr rated it it was amazing Shelves: There really never was a dull moment.

I have to admit that I was a bit dubious when I first spied the cover. Everything always went right, fell seamlessly into place until page when all the glamor finallu stalled on a busy road, and traffic caught up with them.

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Cordelia, o This was going to be a four star for me, but the last 50 pages just killed it. The first thing that hit me about this book is the quality of the writing, which is even more seductive than the stunning cover. So I totally get the idea of setting a fast-paced, sexy story in New York City in the Twenties, and focusing on the schemes and dreams of three “flappers” who are each chasing a different desire. I’m hoping for all aspects to pick up in the following books.


I picked this book up because I wanted to read something, anythingset gobersen the s.

Having a mother who married and divorced so frequently, the upset her life went through, dealing with her boyfriend issues, and her final decision with Charlie were very compelling.

Published October 12th by Harper first published October 1st Godbersen’s writing style is decent, but the prose is rather flowery and quite purple at times; someone should tell her that not every noun needs an adjective. This is the whitest jazz age book I’ve ever seen!

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I had few expectations of this book besides being a quick, fairly entertaining little read. Is he good or bad? It leaves those of us who grew up with the classics and the never-ending, Dickensian style run-on sentences bereft. And so I will try to tell you, while I still remember, how it was then, before everything changed — that final season of an era that roared.

Cordelia is searching for the father she’s never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as godgersen is for his shadowy schemes. Letty is conned into performing at a strip show; she runs off before discarding too many clothes. Right from the fantastic prologue, which tells us this is the story of the girls with their short skirts and bright eyes and big-city dreamsthis is a book which had me completely and utterly hooked straight away.