Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bonjour Tristesse

Book Summary 

Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father—a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. But the arrival of her late mother's best friend, Anne, intrudes upon a young girl's pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cécile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart...with tragic, unexpected consequences.
The internationally beloved story of a precocious teenager's attempts to understand and control the world around her, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.

While traveling through Portland a few weeks ago I was  able to stop by my favorite bookstore, Powell's. Rummaging through the books this one stood out to me as it looked like a fun read. This book is really well written, and just a quick and easy read. The diction is also very strong which always makes the book more interesting~ as odd as that sounds. 
I defiantly recommend this book for all to read!

Hope your week is going well!


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