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Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
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May 07, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 9th-grade
Read in May, 2010

This is one of the best books i have ever read, i will miss reading this book so much. The reasons i love this book are you become really absorbed and you want to keep reading. But this book is also very challenging at the same time which makes it very good for lit-circles, because some part are confusing and so much happens one would need help clarifying some parts. This book is at a 9th grade reading level and its mostly challenging because this book is written as a play but there is no name or stage directions, just 2 men going back and forth with each other. The characters each have their own distinguished personality and you can really tell that the Manuel Puig spent a lot of time writing this. THe setting of this is Buenos Aires , Argentina and its in a prison cell during the Dirty War ( 1970's - 1980's) . One of the charters , Molina , is gay. WHile his cell mate Valentin is a revolutionary. They find common ground amongst the Movies Molina tells. You will learn to feel and care for these characters as if they were real people. Below is an example of how the book is written.

-"Hi."
-"Sup, how are you doing?"
-"Good thanks, Jill."
-"No problem, Joe."
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