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What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges
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Feb 04, 2016

really liked it
Read in June, 2010

I've always been fascinated with this movie, but as usual, the book is way better. ;)

I'm not exactly sure what this book is about at the core, but I think one could make the argument that it's borderline dystopian lit--at least, it's a dystopia for the 'main' character. I think the reason I resonated with this book so much is because I lived in a small town and experienced some similar feelings that Gilbert experienced--everyone waiting for his/her ship to come in, fascinated with the 'outside' world, etc.. I enjoyed the different isolation themes. Great story; semi abrupt, open-ended ending; I recommend it.
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