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End Over End

2.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Ivory is fourteen years old and is madly in love with fifteen-year-old Blake. She hangs out with a tough older crowd, drinks, smokes, and even has a pregnancy scare. One night Ivory doesn't come home. Her body is found a few months later, brutally stabbed to death. Blake stands accused of her murder, but the evidence is inconclusive. Who murdered Ivory Towle? Will the trut ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Soho Press (first published March 2001)
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May 02, 2012 Leah rated it it was ok
This book is written by a woman whose life's work as a high school teacher and teacher of writing is inspirational. I feel lucky to know her personally and feed from the positive energy she exudes into the world. End Over End, her first novel, introduces a multitude of vivid characters whose lives are affected by the murder of a small-town teenager. The tangle of voices, though at times hard to follow, paints a picture of the confusion, lies, bravado, insecurity, and sadness that colors the inte ...more
Jun 30, 2008 Shannon rated it really liked it
I've read this one a bunch of times. It's amazing. Also depressing, but not without purpose. I was impressed at the author's skill in characterizing "troubled" (i.e. poverty stricken with limited opportunities) teens.
Sandra Malone
Disappointing and unsatisfying on so many levels.

Written in a compelling style but never really hits the mark. If I had known there would be no real ending with so many questions up in the air, I never would have started this book. I'm not a fan of fill in the blanks endings.
Feb 20, 2016 Camille rated it it was ok
The book was good overall, I guess, but the plot line moves extremely slow. There are only two major parts to it, and it takes to long to explain what's happening because there are so many characters, it's really confusing.
May 16, 2011 Katelyn rated it it was ok
I was disappointed in the end of the book. The story was very interesting though.
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