I haven’t read much of Joyce Carol Oates’ writing for adults, but I’ve quickly become a fan of her YA novels. Her writing is simple but powerful, and I find it hard to put her books down. I have, in fact, finished this one in the span of about 2 hours. Francesca, Franky to her [...]
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April 21st, 2007 · No Comments
April 16th, 2007 · No Comments
After hearing lots and lots about it, I finally signed up for an account at PaperBackSwap. I’ve got five books on their way to interested swappers, and a copy of Stargirl is on its way to me. (I’ve read it, but I read a classroom copy and wanted one of my own.) I’m pretty excited [...]
February 1st, 2006 · 2 Comments
This was very good, although I didn’t find it quite as compelling as Big Mouth and Ugly Girl. In addition to not being quite as into the story and not really liking the ending, I really noticed what Rand refers to as “her thing”–said thing being sentences that go on for whole pages. I didn’t [...]