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Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
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Jun 30, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: advance, fiction, historicalfiction, youngadult, own, 2010, feminism
Read on June 30, 2010

I'm a little underwhelmed by this one. The twist (the terrible thing Louisa does that she believes to be the reason she gets locked up) wasn't hard to guess, and while Eagland pulls a bait and switch in regards to the guilty party (sort of), there weren't any surprises in this one.

Louisa was sort of tiresome, too. She wishes she were a boy! She wants to study! She wants to be a doctor just like her father! She doesn't do anything on her own to make her dreams happen, just hopes that her mother and brother will stop being disapproving!

Clearly, no one explained to her that all the really daring girls dress up as boys and go do whatever they want anyway.

The cover for this one is cool, with a very close up shot of the back of a corset, but the tag line is horrendous: "Treachery locks her away. Love is the key." Kill me now.
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06/30/2010 page 103
29.0% "Well, that was an awfully predictable "twist"."

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