Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the familys B&B and her blackout episodesa medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycleLizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&Bs staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spiriteven her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something thats maybe more than friendship.But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she cant quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like shes going mad...
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Lesbian Lizzie Borden in the modern era: yes, please. The writing style is fun but favors wordplay over clarity when given the choice. The ending is 100% expected. It's probably pulpy. And I don't care. Lesbian Lizzie Borden! It was fun the whole time.
This is a modern retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Very interesting.
This was a Goodreads Giveaway - 2.5 stars. I did not realize that it was a YA novel until I received it in the mail... I was disappointed but decided to read it anyway. I had issues with the first 2/3 of the book and couldn't really see where the writer was going with things...and was sick of hearing about meatloaf and Bridget!! For a person that wants to be a chef...you would think she would attempt to make more than just meatloaf and lemon loaf. I was expecting the book to be more horror than ...more
I reserve 5 star ratings for books that leave me sitting speechless, not knowing what to do with my life, the moment I have to shut their covers.
Lizzie left me heartbroken.
Now I just read a ton of negative reviews complaining about how inaccurate it was, but the idea is that it was a FICTIONAL REIMAGINING. Neither of those words mean it has to be accurate to the real life story. Anyways though. I am a huge sucker for A) kind characters, B) misunderstood characters/characters with crappy lives th ...more
This book just didn't do it for me. The writing was rudimentary and that was really the YA part of it. I had trouble discerning what was actually happening and that really bothered me. I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out because a modern day Lizzie Borden book sounds fantastic! but it wasn't anything like what I expected. It was more about her crush on the new maid and her fighting against her beliefs.
I think if this story had been told by several POVs with cohesive writing that ...more
sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience
Oh how much I wanted to like this one. I love retellings, and I don't even mind when they get a modern twist. Unfortunately, the storyline was extremely difficult to follow. The train of thought switched so frequently, the timeline skipped months at times, and the constant "swipe, swipe" made me "swipe, swipe" on my tablet to get to the meat of the story.
My library has a very limited budget for YA, and we will not be purchasing this one this year.
Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: domestic abuse ...more