Monday, January 20, 2014

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Ivy Hart is a 15-year-old living on a tobacco farm in North Carolina in the 1960s. She cares for her diabetic grandmother, her sister, and her nephew. It's a lot for her, plus she's a teen in love with the farm owner's son.

Enter Jane Forrester, a recent college grad, newlywed, and new social worker. She has no boundaries and gets over-involved in Ivy's plight.

I found Necessary Lies to be a very predictable book. The most interesting aspect of the book is that it goes into North Carolina's little known Eugenics program that sterilized people who were deemed unfit to have children. Apparently, this program was in effect until 1975!

A so-so book.

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