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Posted May 19, 2015
Another boring "classic". This book is described as a
Another boring "classic".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book is described as a "timeless classic" but it is nothing of the kind. The author flits between times and scenes with flashbacks and flash forwards and it is very confusing to try to keep everything straight. There is not enough personal information on each of the school girls to give them much more than names to fill in a sentence. The character of Jean Brodie is more piteable than interesting. She sounds like a frustrated person and thinks very highly of herself when there is really nothing of substance to base that opinion on. In fact, there are no characters in this book that would be inspiring. They are all petty people with no redeeming qualities. I wonder if the author was as screwed up as all of the characters in this book. It was a boring waste of time and left me feeling irritated.
Posted January 18, 2013
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
I finished the book. I didn't care for the book that much. My book club is reading it. I probably would not have read this book otherwise. I didn't care for the characters in the book. Reminded me too much of my high school days and the cliques that form with young school aged girls. It was even more disturbing that a teacher was part of the problem. I like the idea of being independent and a critical thinker, but not at the expense of others.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.