By The Time You Read This Book, The Whole Family Will Is In Trouble!
“Marley and Me” is a delightful book for any little girl. I always thought that there was little that I would ever enjoy that much in my life. But like most parents, I became disenchanted with traditional gender roles. That is not to say that I think all children are bad or that traditional gender roles are a good thing, far from it! The problem is that sometimes the standard gender roles are not flexible enough to accommodate our changing world. So the next time you read books about growing up in a magical time and place by the ocean, by fairy tales about Little Women, and about knights and princesses, let me recommend “Marley and Me” to you.
In “Marley and Me”, Lisa Perrin brings us back to an alternate version of our childhood. This time, Marley is a young woman working as a cook for a well-to-do family. She has the unending love of cooking but is rebellious and deeply unhappy about her arranged marriage. But when her father passes away, she secretly cooks for his granddaughters, hoping to one day have the happiness she never had.
Once the book is finished, you feel as if you’ve been transported back to this place and time. It is sweet and delightful, and although the plot is predictable for most of the book, the ending is unexpected and moving. If you have a daughter who loves to cook, and you want to share her passion with her, then this book is a must-read. It will bring you years of joy.
The main character, Marley, is so different from the spunky and carefree Snow White we all know and love. When we first meet her, she seems more like the spunky, free-spirited, girl from the West Country that we grew up on. Marley isn’t really all that concerned about whether her stepmother Alice gets to know what her true feelings are for her daughter. Her attitude about Alice is, “She’s just another name.” As they get further into the book, Alice starts to learn more about Marley’s family history, which is interesting (and kind of strange). It also gives her more of an understanding of who Marley truly is.
Alice is strong-willed and smart, but it’s obvious that her heart is not in this book. When her father dies, it hurts her deeply. But it turns out that her stepmother was right about one thing – her daughter is very lonely because her father never comes home. And her relationship with Marley is rather strained at best. It is this separation anxiety that leads Alice on a bizarre, but wonderful, journey toward self-discovery. This book is an exciting tale full of surprises, just like Marley and Me.
I have always loved stories about young children coming home from school and finding their long-lost father or mother dead. But I especially love stories where there is an interesting reason behind why the parents have separated. This book has that quality, as the reader gets to learn why Alice is so intent on finding her lost father, and why she allows herself to be so suspicious of her stepmother. It takes a bit of twist and turns, but it is definitely worth reading.
This book kept me reading because it is not only a love story between two teenage girls, but it is also a story about growing up. It deals with the issues that all children face when they are growing up and trying to deal with the issues of their everyday lives. We watch them grow up, and we cheer when they are happy and successful. We are sad when they experience some tragedy in their lives. This book explores what it means to be a teenager, what it means to grow up, and how difficult it can be to deal with the changes that occur.
So if you are looking for a book about two teenage girls growing up in a family that seems to consist solely of their mother and grandmother, then this is the book for you. It is entertaining and informative at the same time. If you are someone who enjoys reading about the lives of children and young adults, then you will enjoy reading this book.