Publish date: August 28th 2012
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Coming Of Age
Als ich zum ersten Mal den Klappentext gelesen habe, war ich sofort berührt von der Thematik dieses Buches. Und Marjorie Celona konnte meine Erwartungen an ihren Debütroman vollkommen erfüllen. Zwei Handlungsstränge führen durch die Geschichte. Zum einen erlebt man die Suche von Shannon nach ihren W...
This is a story about a young girl who starts life on the doorstep of the Y, abandoned by her Mother right after being born. We taken on a journey of discovery to find out why Shannon's life started at the Y.There are some squirmy bits in Shannon's life for sure. But there are also some great insi...
There are times that I think it might be a good idea to have warning labels on teen books. When I was an impressionable teen (are there any other kind?) I found myself reading The Bell Jar, a book that spiraled me into a six-month-long depression. (I blame Bell Jar, in any case, for my senior year a...
In the first fifty pages I thought I wouldn't like this book. It seemed to be one quick character sketch after another, but then it became something more. The writing in this book is amazing. The author is a master at subtly changing the voice of the main character as she grows older. The other ...
Slow going at first, as the author kept piling on terrible things to happen: She's abandoned at birth, AND she's bounced around foster homes, AND she's disabled, AND she's sexually abused, AND she's bullied at school. Plus her mom's story was also horrifying. By the time I was about half way though ...