Review: Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

9 Jun

This book has absolutely NOTHING to do with Pilgrims. I honestly did not know that before I started reading it… but I was not disappointed.

From the very beginning I felt like the main character, Libby, was someone who could have been my BFF (the only exception being her random aversion of all things sci-fi). A girl obsessed with history, who loves to read, and is kinda dumb about boys… Definitely my (high school self) kindred spirit.


Pilgrims
 
is a great, light read that brings a lot of different elements together. Libby’s time at Camden Harbor (a re-enactment museum and summer camp) is funny and realistic. Her co-worker Ashling reminds me of so many History majors I went through college with… the type that think all things regarding history must be 100% historically accurate. Add a dash of romance and a ghostly mystery and you have a great combo for a fun read.

On occasion I was annoyed with Libby. She makes some misjudgments about the two boys in her life. These may seem like obvious misjudgments to my 27-year-old self, but looking back at my adolescence I’m sure I would’ve made those same mistakes.

Despite the mostly PG nature of the book there are several references to sexuality and a small amount of swearing… With that said I think this would be a great read for anyone 14 and older.

I think this would make an adorable ABC Family summer movie.
My Rating: didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing

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