** Update Sorry about how wonky my post was, I got a new phone and was trying to use it to post this and apparently it doesn’t like WordPress I am So sorry!!!!
Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes—a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle—Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.
Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&B’s staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spirit—even her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something that’s maybe more than friendship.
But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she can’t quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like she’s going mad…
Everyone has heard of the the Nursery Ryme: “Lizzie Borden took a axe, gave her mother 40 wacks…” but did you know it was actually based on a true story? Well this book brings a story from the 1800’s into this century!
Dawns storytelling was a little different then what I am use to, using the word swipe alot kinda got annoying but I see why she did it!
I love how she did her research and but the details from Lizzie’s life and the trial! I really did feel like i was in the book seeing everything that was happening and ended up getting it and finishing it almost on the same day! I really did love it!