Book Review: The Heebie Jeebie Girl by Susan Petrone on Book blogger tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours.

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About The Book:

Release Date : April 21, 2020

Youngstown, Ohio, 1977. Between the closing of the city’s largest steel mill and the worst blizzard in more than 40 years, the table is set for remarkable change. Unemployed steelworker Bobby Wayland is trying hard to help his family and still pay for his wedding, but the only solution he can think of involves breaking the law. On the other side of town, a little girl named Hope is keeping a big secret, one she won’t even share with her Great Uncle Joe―she can make things move without touching them. Watching over both of them is the city herself, and she has something to say and something to do about all of this.

The Heebie-Jeebie Girl is the story of an era ending and the uncertainty that awakens. It’s the story of what happens when the unconscionable meets the improbable. It’s the story of dreams deferred, dreams devoured, and dreams dawning. It is likely to be the most distinctive novel you read this year, but it will startle you with its familiarity. Author Susan Petrone has created an unforgettable tale of family, redemption, and magic.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars !

The Heebie Jeebie Girl is a thought provoking novel that I really enjoyed. There is a bit of everything in this novel including Historical Fiction . The story is set in 1977 in Youngstown, Ohio. There are multiple narrators with multiple timelines. The story is well written and easy to follow. The characters are complex , flawed, and complicated. There is a bit of magical realism in here too which I really enjoyed.

This novel was an excellent read, and I highly recommend it .

About the Author:

Susan Petrone has been published in such diverse outlets as Glimmer Train Stories,, and Belt Magazine. She is the author of the upcoming The Heebie-Jeebie Girl (2020,) The Super Ladies (2018), Throw Like a Woman (2015) and A Body at Rest (2009), which won a bronze medal for regional fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY). Her short story, “Monster Jones Wants to Creep You Out” (Conclave, 2010) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also one of the co-founders and former president of Literary Cleveland ( Susan holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and lives with one husband, one daughter, and far too many animals in a little house near some medium-sized woods.

Until the next chapter,