The era of early 1900s was surely difficult for women especially those who wanted a bit of freedom in their lives not because they hate their families but just that the wanted some sort of improvement in their lives. The girls club is portrayed as a place where the girls like Caprice, Maria, Ada, and Thea come and try to indulge themselves in activities such as pottery not for the sake of the art alone but they also want to make their minds relax a bit so that they can think about their lives hopefully.
Each of these girls is facing a different problem in life which shows that Jane Healey has very closely investigated the issues related to the era of 1900. Everything can be analyzed through the characterization of these girls like cultural issues, family problems, career related problems and then lastly, of course, love affairs and breakups that affect your whole life in no time. The writer talks about a time when there was no career counseling and a lot of cultural bondage at the domestic level.
The scenes are well described and each character of the story has done justice with its role in the novel. The girls club also appears to be the meeting place of the girls where they not only can spend some time away from the worries of life but also they get some time to regroup their thoughts as well.
The Beantown Girls is another book related to girls that can be read along with this one as the author is the same and so is the theme. Cassandra Campbell tackles with these different girls well in the narration department. It’s nice here the mature voice of Cassandra right till the end.
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