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Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin
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Jun 29, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: young-adult
Read in June, 2011

On some level I must have liked this book since I did finish it. However I felt like I was reading a Lifetime movie about teenage sex, drugs, and videotape with art school and LPs used to make it "unique." I want to file this under "young adult", however the author's references and metaphors were not representative of YAs or a teenage (albeit intelligent) speaker (e.g., frappes, Catholic high school skirts -or women in them- as sex objects). Plus, the binder blurb about "a world that exalts creativity yet stifles difference" I felt to be misleading- c'mon, it's a high school, and our protagonist was never stifled. Isabel Gillies binder blurb got it right- " I loved reading [this] as much as I liked watching "The Breakfast Club" for the first time." I assume she did that that when she was a teen or pre-teen, before experiencing this same story over and over and over, though always a little bit differently.
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