Even at 12 years old, CeeCee Honeycutt is used to acting like a grown up. She often has to be a mother to her own mother, who’s one claim to fame is being the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. She doesn’t let anyone forget it, and as time goes on, CeeCee’s mother becomes more and more delusional. But when tragedy strikes, CeeCee isn’t able to be the grown up anymore.
Her unknown great Aunt Tootie comes to her rescue and takes CeeCee away to Savannah for the summer. Tootie’s world is made up of quirky characters including an eccentric neighbor who skinny dips in a bathtub in her backyard, and Tootie’s housekeeper Oletta. With their help, CeeCee learns that she doesn’t have to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a heartwarming novel that shows that there might be good people out there in world.
If you like this book with it’s quirky characters, you might like A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.