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Landing by Emma Donoghue
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Mar 01, 2011

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bookshelves: girl-lit
Read from July 26 to August 04, 2011

Ok...still love Emma Donoghue...wasn't sure about this one, though. It's contemporary, and about two ladies who live a continent away, but are trying to carry on a relationship. It was just never really made that clear WHY they liked each other, given the scarcity of things they seemed to have in common. Like, I specifically remember with my best friend, when I first saw her in 8th grade, spinning in a retarded circle on the gym floor, I thought 'I want to be friends with that girl.' But there weren't really any moments like that in here. It was just "I'm Irish!" and "I'm Canadian!" and "We live so far apart!!"

But it was still pretty enjoyable. I liked the two main characters, and since Emma Donoghue herself made the move from Ireland to Canada, I assume the feelings Sile has about possibly moving are pretty true to life.

I mean, if you're looking for a light lesbian novel that's still well-written, I'd recommend it. But it wasn't like Tipping the Velvet or anything.
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83.0% "Hurray for Emma Donoghue!"
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