• Title: Mona Lisa Smile
  • Author: Deborah Chiel
  • ISBN: 9780451411211
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mona Lisa Smile In free spirited Berkeley graduate Katherine Watson accepts a position as a teacher at Wellesley College a women only school where she finds students who are torn between their thirst for intel
    In 1953, free spirited Berkeley graduate Katherine Watson accepts a position as a teacher at Wellesley College, a women only school where she finds students who are torn between their thirst for intellectual freedom and the repressive s of the early 1950s.

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    1. I can't even express my love for this story. This is the novelization of one of my favourite movies 'Mona Lisa Smile'. I love it to bits. Sometimes movie-to-novel adaptions can be quite predictable or boring - but this certainly wasn't. Not only because I love these characters and this story so much; but also because they included alot of information, scenes and thoughts that weren't in the movie. I love personality of the main characters. They're so amazing. I love the progressive ideals and vi [...]

    2. I loved that Mona Lisa Smile is about letting you be who you are without having to worry about what others may think. Ms. Watson along with Joan, Betty and the other girls all found who they were and wanted to be, they all grew up in a way. Such a sweet story and I would recommend it if you love books about self discovery and standing up for what you believe in.

    3. Still reading and almost done! Just like the movie, very hard to put down. Love it!I finished the book and this was a great book, made me feel great and a very easy read. I highly recommend this book to every woman!

    4. Στην δεκαετία του 1950 μια προοδευτική καθηγήτρια Ιστορίας της Τέχνης ταξιδεύει από την Δυτική Ακτή για να προσληφθεί σε ένα αυστηρό, παραδοσιακό κολλέγιο θηλέων της Βοστώνης. Εκεί θα προσπαθήσει να παροτρύνει της νέες μαθήτριες της να αγαπήσουν την μοντέρνα ζωγραφική και [...]

    5. A movie-tie-in book written based on the screenplay, and it follows it pretty well. But it's also written quite well, so that you can read it without having seen the movie before and still get all that's going on. Of course, me having seen the movie (long, long time ago) I always had the respective actors in mind when the characters interacted. Nice trip +60years back into the past. Have also re-watched the movie yesterday.

    6. Miss Watson: a bohemian, a progressive, a liberal. Wrong in so many ways, yet right to not cower to anyone. Determined to "open minds" got her own mind opened. Student Joan said it best speaking about putting her all into her family instead of only part of her effort into law school and part into her family. Then set the record straight. "You stand in class and tell us to look beyond the image. But you never take the time to look beyond it. To you, a housewife is someone who sold her soul for a [...]

    7. The book is basically the movie so I liked the movie. This is the 2nd book I've read that was based on the movie and I don't really understand the point because there aren't enough details for you to get the full picture unless you've seen the movie. I haven't seen the movie in years so I was trying to remember a scene while I'm reading and I couldn't always recall it because the book just glosses over it. Easy read but pretty boring on the details.

    8. Das Buch war sehr interessant, voller diverser Charaktere mit denen man hervorragend mitfühlen konnte. Die Liebesbeziehung der Hauptcharakterin kam mir jedoch sehr überflüssig vor und hat von ihrer schieren Natur aus nicht zur Aussage des Buches gepasst.

    9. A thoughtful read that is a really interesting look into the female culture of the 1950s, as well as introducing personal beliefs into the beliefs of others and what that really means. I really liked the flowing narrative from one character to another.

    10. Not a bad story - a very quick read, I think I finished it in 2 hours. The story seemed to be lacking in the kind of descriptive detail you get from a real novel versus a screenplay adapted into a book, which is what this was.

    11. There was so much hype about this movie that I didn't expect to enjoy the book. I was delightfully surprised. The characters came alive as the story deepened and I found myself routing for the least likely. Loved it. It's aa keeper. I will want to reread it in the near future.

    12. I liked it. It was an easy read which I really needed. Of course I saw the movie first so as I was reading it I could see the faces of Julia Roberts, Julia Stiles, Ginnifer Goodwin, etc. and it was kind of nice.

    13. easy and fun read. i liked the look into the past to see how far the woman's movement has come.

    14. A cover to cover read! Be prepared to be up all night. You wont want to put it down. Great book!

    15. It followed the movie slightly differently than I expected it to. Not a very good novelization, but a good book by itself.

    16. so good,really opens your eyes to the difficulty's faced by women in that era. makes you realise how lucky you are to be around to day and to know it's becuase of women like katherine watson.

    17. Četla jsem až po shlédnutí filmu, ale stejně mě to moc bavilo. Celé to bylo takové příjemné, mám ráda téma umění v beletrii.

    18. Read cover-to-cover on a rainy day in the Caribbean. Light, fluffy brain candy. Exactly what I needed right after Madame Bovary.

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