Title: The Girls from See Saw Lane (Brighton Girls Trilogy Book #1)
Author: Sandy Taylor
Published: December 2015
Published By: Bookouture
Format Read: eBook
Genre: Historical Fiction
Date Read: February 15, 2016
I received a copy of The Girls from See Saw Lane (Brighton
Girls Trilogy #1) by Sandy Taylor from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange
for an honest review.
The Girls from See Saw Lane follows the story of two best friends growing up in the early 1960’s in Brighton, England. Narrated by a shy and level-headed Dottie, she tells of her friendship growing up with spirited and bold Mary. Beginning at the age of 8, readers follow the girls as they grow up alongside the pop culture obsession of the time in the seaside city. Their friendship is put to the test due to betrayal, but can their love for each other stand in the face of real tragedy?
5 star worthy
The Girls from See Saw Lane is my first 5 star rated book of 2016. I couldn’t put this story down, nor did I want it to end. I got so wrapped up in Dottie and Mary’s lives and the time they grew up in. The 1960’s is one of my favourite decades in terms of pop culture, but ironically I haven’t read too many books from this era. When I saw this on NetGalley I jumped at the chance to read it and was pleasantly surprised when I was approved by the publisher.
Although I loved to read about the fashion and music of the 1960’s, I was happy that they didn’t overshadow the true point behind this story, which was friendship. This is a topic that can stand the test of time regardless what decade the setting is in. For this reason I think that The Girls from See Saw Lane would appeal to the young women of today.
Oh the emotions!
If you’ve ever had a best friend, you will relate to Taylor’s wonderful characters. I know I sure did. This book will make you laugh and cry and even reminisce of days gone by. I can’t wait to read more from this author and coming books in the trilogy.