The Chaperone [Book Review]

Title: The Chaperone
Author: Laura Moriarty
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 384
Year: 2012
Publisher: Riverhead
Source: Personal Collection
Rating: 3.5/5


When Cora agrees to accompany the not-yet-famous Louise Brooks from Kansas to New York City to attend a modern dance program, she has her own reasons. On her quest to learn about her past, she discovers much more.

My Thoughts:

There was a lot of hype around this one. Which, unfortunately, led me to be a bit disappointed in what I would have otherwise found to be an enjoyable book. I liked it well enough. I just don’t see why it is as amazing as everyone else seems to think it is. I guess it’s just one of those books.

I like what Moriarty did here. She took a well-known person, found an unknown minor character in her life, and structured a story around that character. It’s a fun way to create historical fiction.

3 thoughts on “The Chaperone [Book Review]

  1. zibilee October 8, 2012 / 11:47 am

    I am hoping to listen to this one on audio, though I have heard that the narrator’s voice is a tad annoying. I am a big historical fiction nut, so this is a must read for me. I am sorry that you didn’t enjoy it as much as you had hoped you would.


  2. Gayle October 8, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    Agree with you – it was good, not amazing.


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