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Penelope by Rebecca Harrington
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Jun 19, 2012

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Read from June 25 to 26, 2012

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Penelope is an allright novel. The word quirky kept flashing through my mind as I read it. The coming of age story about Penelope and her first year at Harvard. She's weird, ackward, and quirky. She's not cool and at times it's as if she socially has no clue. Initially Penelope just seemed to go with the flow of things. She wandered around aimlessly with the small circle she didn't even really like. And I think most people do that when they initially step onto campus for the first time.

The sarcasm and interactions between Penelope and the supporting crew were pretty funny. My main problem with this book is that it seemed like a series of conversations. And every conversation ended with 'said' or 'asked'. There were no emotions in their conversations and all the characters were pretty flat. I thought maybe there could've been a little more imagination for my liking.

Overall, I would really like to see what else Rebecca Harrington writes in the future.
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