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Young Jane Young

Young Jane Young

Book Review - Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a super easy read (kinda YA but it had some adult content) but it hooked me right away. The story is about Aviva, a young intern for a popular congressman. Shortly after starting her internship, she and the congressman engage in an affair...and she blogs about it. No one seems all that interested until they are in a car crash and news media pick up on the story.

Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin at Oromo Cafe

Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin at Oromo Cafe

The story is told from the perspective of four women: Aviva's mom, Aviva's daughter, the congressman's wife, and Aviva herself. I love how we hear the story from a variety of perspectives and in different periods of Aviva's life. Each character has a distinct voice and reveals to the reader some information that only that character would have - and through that character's unique point of view.

Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin at Oromo Cafe

Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin at Oromo Cafe

It took me maybe two or three days to read this book - and that was pacing myself so that I wouldn't just sit down and read it in one go. I like to give myself some time to read and digest the section I just read (rather than reading the whole thing in one sitting.) But this is easily a book you could sit down with and finish in a day. The story was reminiscent of Monica Lewinsky, but not too much so. And it even references the similarities in a way that isn't too cliche.

Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin at Oromo Cafe

Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin at Oromo Cafe

This would be a great vacation read or a good book to pick up if you have an open weekend with not much going on. It'll take your mind away from the insanity of our real-life political scene while simultaneously being relevant the headlines in our media today. Enjoy!

Young Jane Young: A Novel
$17.65
By Gabrielle Zevin
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