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Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
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Dec 28, 08

bookshelves: thought-provoker, romanticky, ya-fiction

Dark. Emotional. Moody. This book reminded me of the style that Romeo + Juliet (with Leonardo diCaprio) and Moulin Rouge were done in: kind of strange. It worked, though. The atmosphere that was only enhanced by the use of poetry definitely affected me as the reader. It was hard to put it down. I was drawn into Psyche's story and I wanted to know how it ended.
This book definitely doesn't dumb things down for young adults or teenagers. It's very mature in that it attacks things seriously. I liked the use of Greek myth and poetry and imagery instead of ordinary methods. It was very beautiful.

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