Publish date: May 13th 2008
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 410
Edition language: English
This must have been on my list because it takes place in Maine. Little did I know it would be populated by over-educated evangelical totally batshit Danes. The discussions about poisonous herbs and gnostic gospels were kind of interesting but it was all a little too Lars Von Triers for me.
Apart from a few annoyingly unanswered questions, this book was simply fantastic. I had been misinformed about Madapple and believed it to be a book mostly about teen pregnancy, but though the book does contain this, it is actually about much more exciting stuff. It's realistic fiction and yet there...
I knew this was going to be dark, but I wasn't expecting this: Aslaug's story is dark, twisted, confusing, sad and frustrating.. but through all of it, I was stuck. I wanted, no, needed, to know how it would all turn out. Is this YA? I think not. She's young but her story takes things to a whole ot...
HOLY CRAP.It's been three years and some change since I read this and I still remember it vividly.Yeah, I freaking loved it like crazy when I was sixteen.
Resonating with my own childhood spent wandering woods and fields, this haunting novel tells the tale of a girl caught up in what others think of her. She hardly has an opinion of her own because she, like a butterfly, was captured and pinned down while still fresh. There is a constant interplay of ...