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Just Visiting: 09/03/08
Working my way through American Girls About Town has taken longer than I had planned.
In "Just Visiting" Danni gets caught up in her lies and has ten harrowing days of playing hostess to two young relatives who fully believe the embellished life she has been reporting home.
Throughout the their visit, Danni laments to herself her mother's belief that their stay will do her some good. In the end, it does but not in the way that either her mother or she predicted.
The story is cute but it didn't grab me like some of the others in this collection. The situations Danni gets into should have been sillier for a proper screwball comedy. Instead, Danni is able to squeak by too easily with money she's squirreled away and her ability to charm a local into playing along with her charade.
The stories in the book are: (Click on a title to read reviews).