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Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando
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May 20, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: books-with-couples-i-love, 5-star-fiction, coming-of-age, i-cried
Read in May, 2011

This book intrigued me since it reminded me of the opening monologue of a Godspeed you black emperor! with an old man remembering what Coney Island was like. Random, I know, but the premise made me think of that man and his sad voice, talking about how much has changed.

Glad I picked it up. It was wonderfully done, atmospheric and was a great story about a girl trying to fit in while feeling different, your ideals vs reality and coming to terms with your past, present and future. It moved quite slowly, but that's not a complaint--the pace actually set up the atmosphere, in my opinion.

By the way, I loved Jane and her insecurities and I adored her interaction with Leo. I felt like their interaction and connection wasn't forced, but properly set up and both were characters in their own right.

Definitely something I would recommend to others and a book I really loved reading.
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