Eating the Cheshire Cat Author:Helen Ellis Eating the Cheshire Cat lures us into a world of perfectly planned parties and steep social ladders, where traditional rites of passage take unpredictable and horrifying turns as three girls and their overbearing mothers collide. In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, beauty is as beauty does, with axes and knives and killer smiles. — Sarina Summers and her mot... more »her will stop at nothing to have it all. Nicole Hicks harbors a fierce obsession with Sarina, which repeatedly undermines Mrs. Hicks's ambitious goals. Bitty Jack Carlson, a nice girl from the wrong side of the tracks, is caught in the crossfire but struggles to succeed outside the confines of this outrageous yet eerily familiar Southern community. It's survival of the fittest. Which girl will come out on top?
Covering everything from summer camp to the University of Alabama's Homecoming game, this fast-paced and unforgettable novel will keep readers guessing until the bitter end.« less
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Straaange book concerning old-fashioned backstabbing in the New South. Take two southern girls, add their competitive mothers, throw in a nice girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and you've got the beginnings of a lot of goings on!
I picked this book up awhile ago because I was intrigued by the title. This was one brutal book. The story of three girls growing up in the South, complete with sex, self-mutilation, cheerleading, summer camp, freak shows, and sorority rush, I was amazed by how much viciousness could be packed into an extremely entertaining read. This one left me shaking my head, but it was good.