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By: Susie Orman Schnal

I was attracted to this book for the fact that it is set at the World’s Fair in New York in 1939. The two main characters are involved in very different ways but both fighting to be allowed to chase their dreams, even if they are women.

Vivi is a Hollywood star sent to be an attraction at a water show called the Aquacade. (I found some old video of the show here. It made things a little more easy to picture in my head.) Max is a journalism grad student dissapointed to be working at the Fair daily instead of the New York Times.

When the two meet, they help each other figure out what they really want out of life. I love reading about the Fair and the author has certainly done a lot of research about what daily life at the fair would have been like. This book is worth it for that alone, but the bonus is following Vivi and Max to their dreams.