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Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill
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May 17, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 14-16, biography, mental-illness, poetry, suicide
Read in May, 2009

I listened to the audiobook.

And I think I liked it more this way. It's multivoiced, with different readers reading the in-between and the poems add a texture. Having just read The Bell Jar, it was interesting getting some context.

Poor Sylvia! It would be interesting to know how different her life would be in a different time, but then we didn't save David Foster Wallace either.

I know want to see thaat Gwyneth Paltrow movie.

And maybe read the book to see why it was deemed Printz-worthy. :-)
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elissa I love both this book and the Gwyneth Paltrow movie!


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