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The Tribes of Palos Verdes by Joy Nicholson
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Jul 19, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction
Read in July, 2008

I picked this book up at the library simply because the title caught my eye. I didn't really know anything about it or the author and decided to give it a shot.

I read the whole thing in one sitting and it was a surprisingly decent, but somewhat twisted story. It's about a very dysfunctional family in southern California. The narrator is a 14/15 year old female who turns to surfing as a way of coping with her problems. Her twin brother, on the other hand, tries to be the "good guy" and finds that he has a really difficult time dealing and eventually turns to drugs. The story's much more complicated than that but that's kind of the gist of it. I felt like at times it was incredibly realistic. At other times not so much. The mother was very clearly a psycho but the father seemed a bit too clueless also.

I don't know, overall it was a good read and I'd recommend it but it's not necessarily something I'd go out of my way to recommend either.

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