Anthropology of an American Girl by Hillary Thayer Hamann is a brilliantly written novel accounting for several years in the life of a young woman named Eveline. Set in the early 1980s (which could be considered my formative years) it scrutinizes the subjects of prosperity, influence, sex, and drugs. Eveline surrounds herself with a vibrant cast of characters, who are mostly men, and infrequently loses her individuality in the process. In the end she seems to find herself and happiness.
I had a rough time with this book until around the middle. The beginning was so slow, but after awhile I was able to get into this book and what an amazing book it was. A book this size normally takes me no longer than 3 hours. This one took me three days. This could be a great book for those who are going through the switch from childhood to adulthood. However, being 40 years old and having grown up in the time period, it is great way to reminisce.