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by Molly Beth Griffin
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The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it 5 years ago
Wow, this is actually the first f/f romance I've ever read. I've read a fair amount of of m/m, but f/f is a first for me. And I'm glad I took a chance and tried something different. Garnet's cool. She's relatable and I just really like her. At first I thought Isabella was too perfect. But as we ge...
Book 7
Book 7 rated it 8 years ago
This was a tender lesbian coming-of-age novel with a dreamlike quality throughout. The pace is steady, like a long hot summer, and it works very well for the story. I was afraid the girls' love affair would end in tragedy, but this is not one of those books. The story finished on a hopeful note, wit...
A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall rated it 9 years ago
This coming of age story is geared for ages 12 and up, with a 16-year-old protagonist. It has strong historical fiction overtones as well, being chock full of insights into American life during the 1920's: prohibition, racism, social status, and the culture of flappers. It also provides a unique and...
Surrounded by Books
Surrounded by Books rated it 9 years ago
I was utterly charmed from the first page of this historical novel. Set in the 1920's, it tells the story of Garnet Richards, a young woman who chafes at the strict rules her mother, and then her aunt lay out for her, ladylike pastimes, like embroidering for her hope chest, marriage after high schoo...
popsiclesinbed rated it 9 years ago
This a very pretty historical fiction about a girl who loves birds and would like to pick her own path in live - and who also is falling in love for the first time. With a girl.I really liked how the romance wasn't life or death for Garnet, that her real struggle was telling her mother she wanted to...
VeganCleopatra rated it 9 years ago
I did not know what to expect going into Silhouette of a Sparrow, especially since the reviews are mixed. However, I came to find that this novel was a bit of a gem. The story involves Garnet, a girl in 1926 who has been sent to stay at a lake resort with two family members she doesn't particularly ...
brokenbiscuits rated it 9 years ago
A beautifully-written, sweet YA novel about an ornithology-loving girl who feels trapped by the sexist conventions of her time, until she meets an alluring flapper named Isabella. I had trouble believing in the book's 1920s setting, but I can't pinpoint why.Also, wow, the lovely cover!
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 9 years ago
A beautifully written, richly detailed coming-of-age story set in the 1920s exploring independence and sexual awakening.
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LittleMy Reads
LittleMy Reads rated it 9 years ago
A coming of age story set in the 20′s, Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin is a little bit Member of the Wedding (evocative of a time and place) and a little bit Fried Green Tomatoes (a budding relationship between two young women looking to assert themselves). It is charming and beautiful...
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