A strong novel by author of I Am Amelia Earhart. Though only fourteen years old, Beckett leads a life that most adults would consider daunting. Living with her widowed father in New York City, she sees herself perpetually on the edge of the world she surveys; an outsider peering in at cynical teachers and the "in-crowd" of Beautiful Girls. Drawn to an omn
Jane had managed to spike my curiosity. This is a very Gothic read that are really not recommended for emo or easily depressed people. The writing is simple yet enchanting. I find myself struggling to understand what is going on on...more
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In the beginning Beckett loses her mom and is living with her dad. Shes at school and meets the school nurse, Pamela, who met Becketts dad a...more
The book is allegorical. The things the narrator, Beckett, sees and experiences are representative of how she feels about the changes going on in her life: her mother dies, she starts a new school, her dad meets and marries someone new, etc. We never really know if the events taking pl...more
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She is the author of three novels: the best-selling I Was Amelia Earhart, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and Innocence, and American Music. Published to wide acclaim by Knopf in 2010, American Music is now out in paperback from Vintage.