Monday, April 27, 2015
Cherry Ames Veterans' Nurse and Private Duty Nurse
Finally! Cherry's war experience is over. Apparently, many people love the three books set during World War II, but I could barely stand them. Now, perhaps, I can resume enjoying the books.
In one scene, the people from town stare at one man who is missing a limb. Their behavior is rude, and that struck a chord with me. That scene is realistic, because many people do behave in that fashion. People stare at anyone who is different without consideration for that person's feelings.
This book is much more to my liking. While I wasn't particularly interested in many of the details about nursing, I did end up liking the men for whom Cherry nurses. I also cared about the boy who was dying from lack of nutrition. I was bored at moments and skimmed over some of the details about nursing, but I overall enjoyed this book.
This book is much more about mystery than nursing. Since I'm not interested in nursing, this was a welcome change for me. In fact, Cherry Ames spends a large portion of the book sleuthing.
I enjoyed both of these books.