by Veronika Carnaby
Pub Date: September 13, 2012
My Rating: ♥♥♥
Summary ~ from goodreads~
In her debut novel, Veonika Carnaby picks up where the Beat Generation left off. Set in 1960, Bohemia chronicles a group of twenty-somethings who defy the "ideals" of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment. In the process, they spotlight the creative path that artists of all mediums tread, all the while depicting the challenges faced by youth in the decade that changed the world.
I loved the summary of this book. I would like to first say I was on the fence on what rating to give. The first half was just okay and the second half I grew to like.
The story begins in England, January, 1960. Four friends Jimmy, Lester, Emm and Valarie, embark on their journey where they face many challenges. Free spirited and an eagerness to experience life, this story takes you through many different situations 20 year old's faced in the 60's. At first I did have a difficult time getting into the story. The first half of the book, I felt like there was a rush to get to know the characters. I wish it was more of a gradual pace to get to know them so I would of had more time to absorb and experience their journey. I did eventually feel transported into the story and felt more of a connection, I kept reading. I 'm glad I did. This is a book for those who want to take a trip back to the 60's and see it through the eyes of someone trying to find there way in life and achieving their dreams.
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