A few months ago I received a hard copy of "Story Girl" by Katherine Carlson and its been sitting on my nightstand lovingly grumbling at me to read it. At least while it sat there it was a beauty to look at. [goodreads review]
Story Girl follows the few weeks after Tracy Johnston turns thirty and, according to her mother, her life ends. Thirty, jobless, and without a man, Tracy feels lost in her life, pulled in one direct by her heart and in the other by her mother. When a men enters her life that has the power to clear the fog from her inspiration and change her life forever, she lashes out. Story Girl is a quirky tale of a woman who finds her spirit, helps heal hearts, and learns to be comfortable in her own skin.
Story Girl's plot is paced in a way that makes the reader feel as if they are physically there with Tracy through all of her heartaches. I experienced her family struggles and cried with her and wanted to yell when she yelled. She's a smart mouth and unafraid to speak her mind, however, her mind often boarders on cruel. She treats those around her with an acidic tone that stems from her unhappiness with herself and it gives the whole book a more immature feel than what I think the author was aiming for.