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Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
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May 06, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012
Read from May 01 to 06, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Um...this was a quick read, I guess I'll give it that? I suppose it's a much better book if you are really into straight edge or hardcore or think that the LES in the 1980s is the pinnacle of music and culture and are determined to read anything set there/then...but I found pretty much all the characters incredibly irritating. The teenage characters in particular are not immature in a relatable or interesting way, they just have a frustrating and truly remarkable lack of insight and I feel like the author thinks they are all so sweet and innocent and lovable and creative and "OMG they're going to raise their dead friend's baby how romantic!!!!!" when really I mostly just wanted to give all of them a good smack across the face. The writing is pretty good, i just wish the subject had been less completely eye-roll-worthy.

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