2016/08/22

BOOK REVIEW:
VINEGAR GIRL BY ANNE TYLER

Title: Vinegar Girl
Author: Anne Tyler
Published: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 240
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
In this retelling of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, a woman realises her father is trying to marry her off to his awkward, foreign lab assistant so he can stay in the country.


Review:
Though I have never read The Taming of the Shrew, I am quite familiar with the plot and so felt like it would be fun to read this retelling. And it was definitely entertaining.

This is a quick and easy read. The characters are good, the plot is fast-paced and amusing and there are parts of dialogue that is quite witty. It doesn't have a lot of big surprises a long the way but it's still a fun ride.

It's not amazing though, and certainly not perfect. I think almost all the characters could've been sharper and the whole story could have dug deeper and hit harder. I found the ending a bit lacking in strength, to be honest, it wasn't quite there for me.

Like I said though, I found it wholly entertaining and I read it in a jiffy. If you enjoy a witty romance, I would recommend it.
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