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Great outlines of adolescence: remembering those childhood dramas, the larger than life moments, hierarchy of power within the teen social structure, the competition, drama, (oh the drama!), the mean tricks kids play. The commanding voice is interesting and adds a little hustle to the tone, like the situation must be handled immediately or your life is absolutely over—and it is to kids at this age, so it works.
I read it in school and and first time I found it both unrealistic and slightly boring. BUT after I had been reading it a couple of times and felt like I knew the characters, it ended up being a good text with other dimensions. However still with a bit of a boring and predictable plot.
Julie Orringer is an American author born in Miami, Florida. Her first book, How to Breathe Underwater, was published in September 2003 by Knopf Publishing Group. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Pushcart Prize Ant ...moreMore about Julie Orringer...