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The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
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Nov 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: funny, romance, ya-fiction
Read in November, 2011

I love Maureen Johnson's books. They are always wonderfully smart and funny, with a distinctive sideways sort of humor that nudges you toward the absurdity and then nods at it -- very Jane Austen-esque, though all of Maureen's humor comes out of the characters and their dialogue (and she creates some of the best, most believable and distinctive nutty characters in YA lit); she doesn't so much draw conclusions about human behavior from those actions as Austen does. She consistently goes for complexity in romantic relationships -- people have many choices, many nuances, many good and bad sides. And she doesn't use adverbs.
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Randi Reisfeld Hey Cheryl, thanks for this. I'm good friends with Robin Wasserman, who's good friends with Maureen (actually met her at Robin's dad's funeral last week)...and altho Maureen was really aloof, (as opposed to Libba Bray, who couldn't have been more friendly), thanks to your review am gonna go p/u Maureen's book now, and maybe one from Libba too.

Again, thx for the interesting review.

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