Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffma
Genre: General Fiction
Cecilia Honeycutt is not like other twelve year old girls she knows….while her peers are having fun and being kids, CeeCee is busy taking care of her mother. Camille Honeycutt is this small Ohio town’s laughing stock, with her frequent mental breaks and public outburst. CeeCee is the only one around to take care of her due to her mostly absent father.
When a horrible tragedy strikes the Honeycutt family, Tootie Caldwell, a long lost great-aunt of CeeCee, arrives to help the family. CeeCee soon finds herself moving to Savannah, Georgia with her great-aunt….the deep south is completely new to her and she finds herself catapulted right into a whole new world. CeeCee will spend the summer around some of the most eccentric and interesting women she has ever met, she will learn the true meaning of Southern hospitality, and she will finally experience what it’s like to just be a care fee kid.
“Don’t go wasting all them bright tomorrows you ain’t even seen by hanging on to what happened yesterday. Let go, child. Just breathe out and let go.”
I really enjoyed reading this easy, feel-good, coming of age story. I am part of a online reading group on Goodreads and once every quarter members can participate in a “reading swap”. No physical books are actually exchanged…but everyone who chooses to participate is partnered up with another member and we suggest a single book for that person to read. This was the suggestion that was given to me….and it’s also the perfect example of why I enjoy that particular swap. Had this not been suggested for me, I likely would have never read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt because I had never even heard of it…so it was a very pleasant surprise. The story is full of colorful and interesting female characters that remind me of some of the women in The Help or Steel Magnolias.
If you are in the mood for a light, easy, feel-good read with a touch of Southern charm…this would be a great choice. ***Even though this is my first review of 2017, I did finish this book last week, so it’s part of the 75 I read in 2016….just catching up on reviews***
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt – Amazon