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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
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Apr 11, 2008

it was ok
Read in April, 2008

Honestly, I just can't read this anymore. There were two stories left, but I had to put it down.

Individually, the stories in this volume are highly creative, heartbreaking and imaginative, but taken as a volume, the sheer similarities between all of the tales made me want to pull my hair out. Russell is obviously very talented, but I'd love to read something that isn't told from an overly precocious child's point of view, that doesn't end in medias res, and that doesn't involve strangely allegorical elements.

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Dorothy Yah me to

Aaron My thoughts too.

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Matt Ditto

Ruth I felt the same way but stuck with it. In the end, the last story was my favourite of them all. If you are feeling bogged down by the repetition in tone, I suggest you skip to that last tale. It brings some surprises.

Jennifer I felt the same way. I just couldn't finish.

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