A Good American (review)

I’ve already kind of outed myself as kind of a nerd back in my school days. (Let me assure any of you who might be in the throes of junior high or high school “nerd-dom” right now– it works out well in the end. I promise.) Anyway, I was a very good student and I thrived on those high marks.


I absolutely loved foreign languages– to this day, I speak a smattering of Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, and a whole bunch of French. I was also a big fan of math. Well, right up until A. P. Calc. I did okay, but that class was actually HARD. English? Okay. Science? Loved it, except for the lab periods that interfered with my ability to take another language.


And then there was History.


I did not like studying history. At all. Social Studies? Gag. U.S. History? *Yawn.* World History? Oooh, is that a bluebird out the window there?


Yeah, not my thing.


Interestingly enough, though, I have always LOVED reading historical fiction. Bizarre, right? Much of my historical knowledge was gleaned from the pages of Sunfire novels– sad, perhaps, but true.


I still enjoy a good novel from this genre and A Good American is, well, a good example of this. An easy, engaging read that covers several generations and their journeys, this book was a fun departure from all the dystopic ficion I’ve immersed myself in ever since falling in love with the Matched series. Hey, I may even have learned a thing or two. ;)


Have you read A Good American? What genres do you most enjoy? Oh, and what was your least favorite subject back in school? (I’d love to know!)


This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.
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