Saturday, May 30, 2015
Cherry Ames Department Store Nurse and Camp Nurse
As this book began, I was disappointed that Cherry was not still at the boarding school. I wish that Cherry had held some of her positions for more than one book, which would have added better continuity to the series. It was jarring that Cherry abruptly left the boarding school in the middle of the school year to take a job in a department store during December.
I enjoyed most of this book. Near the end, I began to grow bored, and I skimmed most of the last couple of chapters.
The book begins with too many characters introduced too quickly. The first two chapters introduce the reader to at least 20 people, and several share the same last name. Several have similar first names. Two characters are named Ruth. How can the reader be expected to keep up with all of these people?
Cherry seems to think Mac is Jack Waldron, the missing cashier who was accused of theft. But on page 118 when Mac admits he is Jack, Cherry is surprised, like she has forgotten what she suspected. Cherry, what is wrong with you?
I didn't like this book.