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The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
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Dec 02, 10

bookshelves: chicklit, childhood, horror, written-by-poc, sff

** spoiler alert ** People are doing Oyeyemi a serious disservice in not marketing her books as horror. They are also doing ME a disservice because then I read them late at night and am so terrified I have to leave the bathroom light on as a night light!

Book was so scary. D: I can't bear the powerlessness of the little girl. I know Jess wins through in the end and gains power from her sister but it's still so scary. And the long-armed lady. And TillyTilly. D:

I liked Jess's granddad, though. He is everything a longlost granddad should be really.

Again, this is the same story Oyeyemi tells again and again ... but what an interesting story it is.
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