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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
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Dec 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 2010-52-books
Read from December 16 to 18, 2010

I found this a bit confusing. Often I wasn't really sure what I was reading about, or what she was trying to say. And, this is my own fault as it clearly identifies itself as such, but it was a little too heavy on the 'religious fanatic' for me.

I liked the relationship between the mother and daughter, it was interesting and amusing and odd and I wanted to follow it. The division between church and sexuality and a child's attempt to reconcile what she has been taught with what she feels, were honest and convincing, but then didn't seem to go anywhere.

Parts of it were beautifully written, moments of clarity that change a child's life, and I liked the ideas and thoughts Jeanette pursued, but I felt like I wasn't given enough to go along with it comfortably, I felt like something was missing in my reading of it.
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