Ein Käfig voller Mädchen

Ein K fig voller M dchen Wunderbar witzig melancholisch USA Mrs Pratts Schule widmet sich seit ber Jahren der Erziehung h herer T chter Dort treffen sich Muffin Lisa Jenny Ann und Sally Die f nf M dchen werden

  • Title: Ein Käfig voller Mädchen
  • Author: Beth Gutcheon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Wunderbar, witzig, melancholisch USA, 1959 Mrs Pratts Schule widmet sich seit ber 100 Jahren der Erziehung h herer T chter Dort treffen sich Muffin, Lisa, Jenny, Ann und Sally Die f nf M dchen werden Freundinnen und erleben miteinander die aufregende Zeit des Erwachsenwerdens Die erste Liebe, Entt uschungen, Erwartungen und Tr ume gemeinsam versuchen sie ihren WWunderbar, witzig, melancholisch USA, 1959 Mrs Pratts Schule widmet sich seit ber 100 Jahren der Erziehung h herer T chter Dort treffen sich Muffin, Lisa, Jenny, Ann und Sally Die f nf M dchen werden Freundinnen und erleben miteinander die aufregende Zeit des Erwachsenwerdens Die erste Liebe, Entt uschungen, Erwartungen und Tr ume gemeinsam versuchen sie ihren Wege zu finden Nach 15 Jahren treffen sie sich wieder Haben sich die W nsche von damals erf llt

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    1. I LOVE, LOVE this book. It is a coming of age story about four girls at a fictional Miss Porters in the 1960's. It is chock full of deb balls and all things WASPY. If you ever attended boarding school (or know people who did) you will adore.

    2. Entertaining read if flawed. It's chief problem is that it throws it's net too wide - by attempting to cover the formative years of 5 girls in only 347 pages, I finished the novel feeling as though I really didn't know any of them too well. One example: One of the girls, Lisa, suffers from anorexia during her first year at the school. The author goes into adequate detail explaining how Lisa suffered from the disease, but little else. By the Lisa's second year, she has recovered and is no longer [...]

    3. I finished this book in the middle of the night and wanted to know how the rest of their lives played out. I wanted a book about each of the women covering the Miss Pratt's School years in more detail, I wanted to knowI guess the only word is "more". Somehow each of these women became so real that I actually felt I had graduated with them and knew them well. This is one of those rare books that almost begs to be read again to see how you missed the clues the first time.

    4. This book is sweet-and sometimes saucy--and has remained one of those books that I go back to every few years. There's just something about the characters that stick with me.

    5. an early work by Gutcheon. She does better than most in capturing the prep school life and teenage angst.

    6. This is already on my "to read" shelf but I received as part of the holiday book exchange that I entered through my friend Kathy Lawson, so now I'll definitely read it!

    7. I need to choose fiction more carefully though trying to broaden my scope but this stuff ain't for me. While cute, with characters that could have been taken from most other novels of this type, (boarding school preppy verbosity that relate to the few) nothing different, nothing startling, nor surprising, so I did not manage to get through all of it. By chapter three, The Glee Club Dance, I was bored and went no further. Give me something like 'Kes' on crack, please.

    8. Liked this book, but thought I would love it given the topic, time era and enjoying Leeway Cottage. I read it thinking it was the girls’ version of “The Class” which I loved, but it lacked the development of the characters and their lives. The two books were a similar story line – following a group of similar but diverse classmates up to a reunion (The Class /1958 Harvard to their 25th reunion in 1983 – New Girls / 1963 Miss Pratt’s a spoof on Miss Porter’s in Farmington, CT to the [...]

    9. Die grundsätzliche Ausgangssituation von "Ein Käfig voller Mädchen" ist sehr amüsant und unterhaltsam – hauptsächlich wegen der mir eher unbekannten Generation und ihren damaligen Gepflogenheiten -, und im Vergleich dazu sind die weiteren Erlebnisse der Mädchen eher weniger einprägsam und die Story selbst relativ eintönig, vor allem hinsichtlich der weiteren Lebenswege der Freundinnen. Während die Ereignisse aus der Schulzeit mitunter lustig, spannend und teilweise auch erschreckend z [...]

    10. Overall, the book club did not like this book. I don't think many people could relate to the characters, or just didn't have any empathy for them. They did seem to be very distinct or memorable. It could just be that we're so far removed from them in time and circumstances. I would get caught up in one story, then it was time to switch to another girl's sub-plot and it just didn't flow well for me.

    11. This is the story of four friends and what happens to them during and after high school. It is also the story of a school that is trying to hold onto the traditions of fifty years ago. This is a classic coming of age story that looks at four girls at a turning point of their lives and a major turning point in America.

    12. I found this in the library when I was in about the 6th grade and immediately got swept up in these lives I had no concept of; I was a poor kid in a California public school who had never even known about prep schools or the kinds of people that inhabit them. I pick it up every couple of years to re-read it, and it never gets old for me.

    13. This novel is both an eye-opening social commentary and engrossing character study. The prep school attitudes and feminine social norms of the 1960s is an exciting history lesson and the ladies who help tell the story become your best friends for these few pages. Literally could not put this book down - the writing is marvelous.

    14. Interesting and easy read about girls going to A fictional version of Miss Porters school for 4 years together. It gives some insight into their later years (15 years after graduation, to be exact) but left me wanting more. Great read for any fans of Mad Men out there!

    15. I think appreciate this book more entering my 40s than had I read this when I was younger. A lovely coming of age novel, capturing the excitement of growing up, the joy of remembering with friends as well as the sadness that past times can never truly be entered again.

    16. I liked it. It wasn't like every other prep school story, revolving heavily around sex, drugs, and alcohol. It had experimentation, but that's all it was.There were a couple unbelievable scenes in there that I would have edited out, but other than that, it was an enjoyable read.

    17. I re-read this every few years as it was written by one of my late aunt's closest friends and depicts their time at Miss Porter's (Farmington) and their life in Sewickley,PA. Comfort food in book form!!!!

    18. Five girls become friends at a prep school in the early 60's. They meet up at a reunion 15 years later.Loved the book.

    19. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this one, it is the tale of four friends at a private girls school, not dissimilar to Miss Porter's. Very, very good.

    20. I would probably give this book 2 1/2 stars. It was moderately interesting, but I didn't really feel a great connection with any of the characters.

    21. An ok read. Too many characters to follow. Might have flowed better with less characters with more development. Brought back some memories of Catholic schools in the '60s.

    22. Especially interesting because she was the girl who testified against Warren Jeffs. A very interesting look at living in a polygamist family, which is ruled by terror and the whims of the prophet.

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