Reading Challenges: Bookopoly 2017, Literary Escape
In this, the sequel to Beaches, Cee Cee Bloom, the famous singer and movie star, has been entrusted with the eight-year-old daughter of her friend Bertie, after the latter's tragic death. Then, with a devastating discovery, Cee Cee is forced to come to terms with the depth of her commitment.
As I previously state in my review of Beaches, I was not aware that the movie was based on a book, which also means I was not aware that there was also a sequel to the book. So, I of course had to read it as soon as I was finished with the first book. And read it I did.It took me one day to read the book because I really didn’t want to put it down and just had to find out how Cee Cee was going to do as a mom to Nina – Bertie’s daughter. It was interesting to see how she managed motherhood and a career and how Nina coped with her mother’s death and this life she was not used to. Other than a few moments, the two were very good together and for each other.
The book was not as good as the first book, but it was a great read, especially if you wanted to find out what happened to both of them and learn a few more details about Cee Cee and Bertie’s past together.
I would highly recommend this book to those who not only love(d) Beaches (movie and/or book) but love a good mother/daughter relationship book.