Synopsis from Goodreads: One of E. M. Forster's most celebrated novels, A Room With a View is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse's marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness. A Room With a View is a tale of classic human struggles such as the choice between social acceptance or true love.I'm not sure how I feel about this book and I was torn between four and three stars but I finally decided on the four. I'm going to be honest. I was not terribly take with either George Emerson or Cecil Vyse. I couldn't root for either. You're supposed to root for George Emerson but he seemed so immature to me and I just didn't like him. Cecil was a very interesting character and actually I felt like after Lucy ends up breaking off their engagement that there might be hope for him. He's the character I actually wanted to know more about. I'm not sure how I felt about Lucy herself. I sympathized with her in some areas but she just seemed kind of immature and naive herself. I think though she recognized her naivety at least and wanted to change that. Cousins Charlotte was a complicated character and overall I found her super annoying but I did like how in the end she is willing to help George and Lucy out. I liked Mr. Beeb for the most part but I wish we got to know him better too. The book was too short in my opinion. The book also had it's snide humor and was beautifully written. It did a lot of contrasting as well which was thought provoking.
I'm just not sure how I felt about this book. I think I will watch the movie and maybe that will help me decide. ;)
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