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Sister Mischief by Laura Goode
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Sep 27, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: excellent-contemporary, fantastic-debuts, good-enough-to-get-physical-copy, all-time-favorites
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Ok, so I've FINALLY had a chance to read this book. I had some issues with my NetGalley copy, being that after I transferred it from Adobe to my Nook, it wouldn't open and apparently didn't exist *facepalm* So I decided to let my time with it run out and ended up buying the Nook copy. I'm glad I've finally read this book.

I loved this book. It captures the essence of being a teenager perfectly, also dealing with lesbianism well. Nothing is blown out of proportion, or turned into a cheap stereotype or caricature (well maybe Mary Ashley Baumgarten, but that was satire, I think). The story is engrossing, making you want to keep reading. It name drops a LOT of rappers/hip hop artists, artists in general, but being that the four main girls and their friends are connoisseurs, you don't really mind.

I liked Esme a lot. She was a great character to take you through the story. You feel her confusion, her anger, basically everything she feels, you feel. She's relatable, and you find yourself cheering her on, wanting her to be happy and succeed in all her endeavors. You also become attached to her friends Marcy and Tess, and their friendship is fabulous. I left Rowie out of that little bit because she becomes the love interest. Honestly, I felt like she was kind of a b*tch. There is nothing wrong with experimenting and finding out who you are. And I can understand why she didn't want to tell her parents. But honestly, the way she acted was uncalled for. I am trying so hard not to spoil anything, but Rowie just made me dislike her, a lot.

If you love hip hop, a well portrayed LGBT book, this is for you.

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Quotes Amy Liked

Laura Goode
“Maybe that's what growing up is. When you can't be who you are and do what everyone's telling you to do at the same time anymore. - Rowie from Sister Mischief”
Laura Goode, Sister Mischief

Laura Goode
“It's not like I want to get discovered, exactly, the way you hear actresses getting picked off at diners. It's more about my own road to discovery like pecking my way out of a shell. I just want to roll deep with a pack of talented bastards. Doesn't everybody? - Esme from Sister Mischief”
Laura Goode, Sister Mischief

Laura Goode
“Use all the ugliness you’re feeling to make something beautiful”
Laura Goode, Sister Mischief

Laura Goode
“This one is for our crew, but it’s also for all the weird girls and word nerds, for all the in-the-middle wickeds and queers and misfits and hell-raisers.”
Laura Goode, Sister Mischief

Laura Goode
“You are my wickedest mischievous sisters, most beloved friends of my mind. - Esme from Sister Mischief”
Laura Goode, Sister Mischief

Reading Progress

06/21/2011 page 14
09/26/2011 page 102 "Finally FINALLY really reading this book, and I am adoring it! Excellent, excellent book"

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