City of Girls
Updated: Sep 2, 2020
This was an excellently written story. Gilbert explores coming of age and the flourishing of sexuality and how it corresponds to the loss of innocence. Her main character moves to New York and lives with her aunt Peg who owns a small theater not fancy like Broadway, but full of personality and showgirls. With said girls, Vivian, the main characters, grows into a woman, disappointing her family every step of the way. It is interesting to read how she struggles to find who she is and who she truly wants to be. This book was fun from start to finish, and though the ending is a bit different than most, I still enjoyed it. Totally recommend!