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Juno's Daughters by Lise Saffran
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Jan 03, 12

Read in January, 2012

The two things that save this book are its location on a tiny, beautiful island off the coast of Washington State & the production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" being performed. I find it hard to believe any mother would condone the (mis)behavior of this 17-year-old daughter as portrayed in JUNO'S DAUGHTERS.
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Doreen I agree with your review. I'm only on page 137, and I'm baffled by Jenny's lack of good judgment regarding her promiscuous daughter. And, Jenny's own adolescent behavior is uncharacteristic of most females who are true, strong, intelligent mothers. The nudity with herself, her daughters, and strangers is another concept of which I find despicable. She playfully punches the guy who admits to having kissed her 17 year old daughter??? Really? This Jenny-woman just doesn't ring true.

I'm not a prude. I came of age smack dab in the mid-seventies. I'm not offended by nudity, nor am I close-minded. Still...this story is just WRONG/BAD on so many levels!


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