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For the May Queen by Kate  Evans
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Jan 11, 10

it was amazing
Read in January, 2010

This is one of the most readable books I've had my hands on in a while. I read it in almost one sitting, and I am not a fast reader (or a long sitter for that matter, these days).

The most refreshing aspect of the book is its accessibility. Reading the novel, I actually felt like I was sitting in the same room with the characters, part of their conversations, in conversation with them.

It's a coming of age story in a particular time ('80s) and place (Bay Area, Cali). However, For the May Queen succeeds in universalizing the emotions and human circumstances of its characters. Recommendable for anyone making that awkward transition into early adulthood and selfhood. Also for anyone wanting to take a look back, to remember, or maybe even to grapple with the closed closets of the past.
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