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Book Review of Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak Hotel
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
reviewed on

This book was very well written and a fine tribute to individuals who dared to be different at a time when they could be ostracized for taking a stand. Although my guess is that many readers were wondering when the heroine was going to wake up to just how shallow the life she was living was, it took courage to make that change. In a world where one is expected to act a certain way and marry into the "right" family, it is not surprising that some might go through the emotional trauma that this one did. The book also made me happy not to have been as much of a part of the fraternity world as many college acquaintances were. While some fraternities are decent, many were very similar to the ones described in this novel a couple of generations later.