Cruel Beautiful World

Finished Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt. I received a copy for review. 

It’s the late 1960s. The Vietnam War and the Manson murders are all over the news. Lucy and her older sister Charlotte live with Iris, an older relative who took them in after their parents died. And Lucy, who’s 16, is running off with her English teacher today. 

That’s all you should know going into this novel. 

Well, and this: it’s incredibly unexpected. Yes, some things you will see coming, but you still won’t see the way they occur, or the things that happen as a result. 

Cruel Beautiful World is absolutely stunning and yes, both cruel and beautiful. 

Don’t miss it. Recommended. 


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