Young Jane Young – Gabrielle Zevin

34915867Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: August 29th, 2017
Publisher: Viking
Point of View: Alternative
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Adult, Contemporary, Politics, Feminism, Scandals, Coming-of-Age


Young Jane Young is a smart, funny, and extremely timely novel which exposes the myriad ways we shame, forgive, and love one another. Just as she did in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, the superbly talented Gabrielle Zevin has created a cast of unforgettable characters: an ambitious yet naive twenty-something, a mother attempting to steer her daughter through a judgmental world, a veteran political wife facing the hard truth that fidelity isn’t always rewarded, and a young girl who feels bold about her choices before she realizes the restrictions all around her. Not only does Zevin skewer the inherent double standards in women’s everyday lives, she also explores the true meaning of resilience–and, ultimately, forgiveness. Continue reading