The Wives of Bath – Susan Swan
Original title – The Wives of Bath
This is a story of Mary Beatrice Bradford or Mouse for short who is sent to ‘Bath Ladies College’ because of her step mother Sal. At the college she meets the lovely Victoria Quinn and Pauline Skyes who are her dorm buddies. As Mouse gets to know Paulie she finds out that she isn’t like the other girls at the college, that she actually hates the female gender. Paulie follows in the words of ‘Kong’ in order to become a true male. Eventually Pauline does the unthinkable after the school dance which involves murdering the school gardener.
I read this book as part of my English class and was pretty worried about it because the usual books that they choose for us a really boring, but this one proved them wrong. I found it hard to put this book down at times as Mouse and Paulie tried passing all of ‘Kongs’ test into becoming a true male.