City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert – Our Review
‘City of Girls’ by Elizabeth Gilbert is a quirky, curious novel – a glorious coming of age story that pushes back against societal norms.
At 19, Vivian is sent to live with her Aunt Peg who owns a theatre company in New York. Vivian is spoilt and frivolous, more concerned with parties and boys than academic achievement.
However under the guide of her aunt, Vivian comes into her own. Very quickly she is accosted to create fabulous and feather-laden costumes for the shows, and she grows from the young, shallow woman to an independent and illustrious career driven matriarch.
A delightful story of love in the most unconventional of places, and of the strength in the sisterhood. Definitely a book to indulge in, while enjoying a cocktail.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books