Young Adult/Children

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor

I started this (yet again) without reading the blurb, before actually cracking a page. Most books that have lingered on my TBR have faded into the queue without me retaining its essence. This is not the case once I get to them, enjoy them and set them down, which lessens any for of guilt I might have.
I love the tone of narration throughout the book. Evie Epworth has been brought up by her father, it is the 1960s and school is almost over. Evie has to figure out what to do with her life before others do it for her. Her best friend is trying as is an interloper into her family. I must say that I took Evie at her word when she started her introductions, so was a little confused with a few scenes. It is only later that things become more apparent.
The story plays out like a modern fairytale, with Evie the hapless princess trying to save her father from the clutches of an evil witch. The supporting cast is very vivid and eclectic in their behaviour. It is a fun read with a few emotional moments with an all too convenient ending. Some parts of that last bit seemed too cliched to accept, but otherwise, I read the whole thing in almost one sitting and enjoyed all of it. I would recommend it to a teenager looking for a lighter read!

Rating: 4 out of 5.


I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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