Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson

As teenagers Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed ‘The Ice Cream Girls’ by the press and were dealt with by the courts. 

Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while married mother-of-two Serena wants no one in her present to find out about her past. But some secrets will not stay buried – and if theirs is revealed, everything will become a living hell all over again...

Paperback468 pages
Published July 22nd 2010 by Sphere (first published February 18th 2010)

After hearing good reviews about this book I purchased it without looking at the cover, at least I am pretty sure because I don't think I would have bought it with that cover.  To me it just looked a little too chick lit and I don't read a lot of chick lit. Which it is not, at least by my definition of chick lit.

I recently joined a group on Goodreads called TBR - to be read.  The idea of the group is that once a month you are paired with another member.  You go through her list of TBR books, compare it to yours, pick a book that you have read (and given a 3 star or more rating to) and that person then has the next month to read that book.

This was my January book and I needed the push to read this one.   I have to say this book had me after a couple chapters.  Each chapter was from the POV of either Serena or Poppy.  Each chapter ended with me wanting to read 'just one another chapter'.  I didn't always feel the emotion that should have been there, but the story was good and I enjoyed it.  More could be said but no  spoilers here.  The ended was something I expected, but also didn't.   I have thought about this book a week later and thinking how each girl was in their own prison since even before that day in 1988.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a good story from two different perspectives.