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Towelhead by Alicia Erian
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Sep 10, 2008

really liked it
Read in November, 2008 , read count: 1

Very easy read. Told from the perspective of a young teenage girl who just can't seem to do anything right. Her mother sends her away to live with her father in Texas. At first she doesn't want to go, but then learns to like it and decides to stay, even though her mother wants her back.

Trying not to give anything away, let's just say the storyteller has some pretty messed up perspectives about what's wrong and what's right. She is able to twist something morally wrong to make it "okay."

Reading this made me relive some of my young teenage years, whether I wanted to or not. And as the mother of a 13 year old girl, it was probably a good idea to read this. I can't say that the girl's thoughts are "normal" for most girl's her age. But who's to say they're not? I guess it made me realize we are all products of our upbringing, and when you've got two parents with twisted views (as Jasira's have), this is sometimes what results.

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