logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
by: (author)
4.25 100
Read Beth Hoffman's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother,... show more
Read Beth Hoffman's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell.In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all- knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer. Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others. Watch a Video
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670021390 (0670021393)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
3.0 Should've saved my time instead
One of the things that drew me to the Booklikes-opoly game was the opportunity to expand some of my reading horizons, especially with all the thousands of books I have. Some of the books have been monstrous disappointments. Others have been so-so. And a few have been truly wonderful. Saving Ce...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it
5.0 Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
I loved this book!!! Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was one of those books that grabbed me the moment I began to read. I read 200 pages in one sitting. I wanted to join CeeCee and her collection of charming Southern women in Savannah. I never wanted to reach the end of this gem. I do hope that Beth Hoffman...
Samantha Reads
Samantha Reads rated it
Quick read but falls short in some parts. I would agree with a few others that this book is more YA rather than adult. I still enjoyed the book.
trewen
trewen rated it
AudioThis was a sweet book but a little shallow for the plot.I kept expecting to get to the meaty part. Then it just ended. It felt incomplete to me.Oh well, I still enjoyed it.Especially the narrator of the audio version. She was amazing!
An Excellent Library
An Excellent Library rated it
2.0
12-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt goes to live with her Aunt Tootie in 1960s Georgia after her mentally ill mother dies.All I knew for sure was this: I had been plunked into a strange, perfumed world that, as far as I could tell, seemed to be run entirely by women.There are many things I liked about this...
Other editions (17)
Books by Beth Hoffman
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?