By Sarena Bains, Courier Staff Writer
Mad Girls in Love
by Michael Lee West
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (July 5, 2005)
In Mad Girls in Love, by Michael Lee West, there is a cast of wonderful characters that are easy to fall in love with. Some are from her previous novel Crazy Girls and she brings some new characters into it as well.
Bitsy is the main girl in the group who knows everything about fashion, but is not too bright when it comes to her education and making smart decisions. The story line of this novel is based along with Bitsy’s life as an eighteen‑year‑old wife, and mother of her baby daughter.
The narrative follows them through two decades as they grow up and develop. A young teen becomes a mother and a daughter becomes a women. Bitsy flees the town of Crystal Falls with her baby after an incident between her and a loved one. This move causes her to lose custody of her daughter. This story gets a bit confusing with characters going in and out of the novel yet it still follows the evolution of Bitsy and her daughter. She grows up from being a young girl to twenty years later an interior decorator.
This novel is great for girls who enjoy reading about never-ending girl issues. There is a never‑ending female feud in this novel along with never-ending issues and drama.