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message 1: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Such strong language, Beth! Now I can't wait to read your review (I haven't decided if I'm going to bother with this one or not)...

message 2: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. I'm going to rip that twit Bella a new one!!! I can't stand her! She is such a hypocrite!!

message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Effin' A, man. Effin' A.

message 4: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Rip her a new one? That caused a laugh-out-loud moment at my desk and a few odd stares! Now I'm going to have to read the damn book just out of plain ole' curiosity!

message 5: by Victoria (new)

Victoria that is what i think of her the firt time i read the book but now she is ok.

message 6: by Victoria (new)

Victoria the book is not that bad. come on

message 7: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. The book isn't bad. BUT BELLA IS AWFUL!!!

A full-on review (with page numbers!) will follow when I finish it. I'm taking notes on this bad boy!!!

message 8: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. And yes, I'm anal.

message 9: by Victoria (new)

Victoria ok i think she is like me in a way that i don't like lost of thinks about myself which is very bad( i have been told that i need to like myself alot). if she see what people think of her then i would like her, but at the same time, i understand her felling and how she act.

i know it's werod but that's just me.

message 10: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. Well, I think she’s a generic-enough character that she could easily appeal to a very wide range of people. And if I were 15 years younger than I am, I would probably agree with you. Unfortunately, I pulled a Wendy at some point in the recent past and have distanced myself enough from that period in my life that I can only focus on the one-dimensional aspect of her personality and the complete lack of individuality. Bella could be ANYONE. She is too much of the “every teen” which makes me not want to sympathize with her “problems” and to see them only as high-strung histrionics about a made-up issue.

message 11: by Victoria (new)

Victoria i would not think that you were once anything like Bella. sorry to say.
why do people chagend so much when they get older? i hope some day i would get.

message 12: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. I’m not sure how to respond to this, except by saying, “you’ll see.”

message 13: by Victoria (new)

Victoria i don't want to be everyonr else but at the same time i want to be nomeal if there is a thing.

message 14: by Tammy (new)

Tammy I enjoy your insightful reviews, Beth. So thought-provoking! I might just have to print a copy of this off for our city librarian. She is a Twilight fanatic and was apparently offended last night when we had a discussion about the characters. (This woman is almost 30-years-old and planning a trip across the state to Forks. LOL!)

Now I am off to find a copy of I Capture the Castle... = )

message 15: by Victoria (new)

Victoria that is funny. does she want to marred Edweard?

message 16: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. Tammy – I Capture the Castle is the kind of story that captures the innocent and romantic fancies of a teenage girl and then some. By the end of the book you can practically sense that invisible line somebody crosses into adulthood…it’s poignant without being uncomfortable or jarring. It was a very moving book.

It was published in 1948, although I didn’t even realize that until I was a third of the way into the book. Not knowing anything about it, I bought a $2.00 copy from the clearance shelf at Half Price Books because I thought the cover looked nice and because there was an author recommendation from J.K. Rowling on the front. It was an engaging story and I absolutely adored it. It was the sort of book I wish I’d known about when I was a teenage girl because I just know I’d have loved it!

As for the Twihard librarian, I really don’t know how to respond to hearing that an almost 30-year-old woman is planning a cross country trip to some Podunk town just because she's obsessed with a YA book that was written for 16-year-olds, lol. I don’t know anything about this person but it sort of makes me want to jump to mean conclusions about the state of her love life and it also makes me want to recommend that she get laid stat by a red-blooded adult male, cuz, DAMN!

Victoria – Who the hell knows??? I don’t consider myself a feminist but when it comes to sharing my opinions about the appropriate age for someone to get married; I’d have to admit that I’m somewhat opposed to marriages between very young people. I don’t think it’s wise.

That being said…I have known several people who did get married at a young age and it’s worked out wonderfully for a few of them. Some not so much, but that’s a risk you take when you get married, no matter how old you are. So I suppose it depends on the person.

message 17: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Twihard librarian?! ROTFL!!!! I will never be able to look at that poor woman the same (and you couldn't be more right about her love life).

I vaguely remember reading I Capture the Castle years and years ago. The first line ... "I write this sitting in my kitchen sink" ... jolted my memory. Now, of course, I need a copy for my library and maybe I can talk my DD into reading it once she finishes Fahrenheit 451 (and I hide the Twilight saga from her!)

message 18: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. How sad. Well, I sincerely hope she wakes up and smells “human man, fresh from the shower” soon because I can’t think of a subject worse than love to become an armchair theorist on!

message 19: by Victoria (new)

Victoria you are right about young people getting married, become fact say that those end up divcering after the 1years of there marriage.

i know for such what you are saying, my parent get married when they were very young and theey are stell married today.( happy to say).

message 20: by Victoria (new)

Victoria that is main,manybe she need a man like edwared in her life.

message 21: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. Clearly she is in agreement.

I think that's whack, but whatever.

message 22: by Victoria (new)

Victoria yaeh who know what kind of man she like.

message 23: by Liz (new)

Liz Yeeeeesss! Another I Capture The Castle lover!

message 24: by Brittany (new)

Brittany i did enjoy this one, although the first one was better to me. Some parts of this book i felt were so sickly sweet and mushy i had to skip a few pages and get passed it, i can remember rolling my eyes a lot in this one : P

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