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Tell Us We're Home by Marina Budhos
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Jan 03, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: abandoned, bfya2011, young-adult, after-school-special-preach-to-me

This book most assuredly falls into the category of "after school special - let me preach to you" YA lit. In fact, I think I'll make a goodreads shelf for that.

The learn-from-me aspect wasn't as strong as other books I've read, but the narrative about multiple girls whose moms work for rich people just didn't fly with me. It's fairly well understood that the rich are different than the rest of us. I think that's a universally understood concept with any teen who has wanted to buy something and had their parents say "no."

I just felt like the narrator got in the way of this story. Had I seen the story through the eyes of the girls, I might have enjoyed it better. Instead, the adult voice talking about how hard it is for teens with moms who work for the rich kept clogging things up.
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