26 January 2012

Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink; Stephanie Kate Strohm

 Pilgrims Don't Wear PinkPilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Libby and her BFF Dev have found ways to escape their grey prep school for the summer: he's going to New York to do an internship at a fashion magazine (very Devil Wears Prada) while Libby will spend her summer living in 1790s Maine, acting as an Educational and Historical Interpreter for a reenactment village. Despite Libby's love of fashion and shoes, she's a passionate history buff with knowledge of cooking, needlework and, yes, fashion. Example? She can tell you when left and right shoes were invented (yes, they were invented) and create a blueberry pie that impresses a writer for Bon Appetit.

In other words, Libby's not your usual blonde bubblehead (kind of like Legally Blonde's Elle). The problem is that the other characters are no where near as fully realized, plodding along relatively predictable paths. The love triangle (of course there has to be one) is actually a little boring as a result.

ARC provided by publisher.

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