Simone de Beauvoir
September 7, 2021
Fiction - Classic
At the age of nine, Sylvie met Andrée. New to the school, Andrée was a wonder to Sylvie and quickly a friendship bloomed. Raised within the early 1900s, societal and family influences are ingrained into their everyday lives. Throughout the years, the girls turn toward each other as they try to make sense of it all. A bond tightly woven; they are “inseparable”.
Loosely based on true events between Simone de Beauvoir and Elisabeth “Zaza” Lacoin, the bond these two girls shared jumps off the page. Eloquently written with intense descriptions and emotion, this novel is unlike any other.
Given the time frame and the girls’ upbringing within Catholicism, there is much reference to faith and beliefs. However, this is not a religious story as the references are in regards to the struggles and pressures the girls go through. Hence, a rating of 5 out of 5 stars is given.
A quick read detailing the importance of friendship, this is a must read for any female.