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Touch by Francine Prose
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Oct 22, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: books-read-2009, fiction, young-adult, women-s-issues, 2-star-reads
Read in October, 2009

Touch is the story of 14 year old Maisie, who's 3 best friends are boys. One day on the back of the bus, they touch her inappropriately and thus touches off a saga as she attempts to remember 'what really happened' and deal with regular life in the process.

Prose's book doesn't stack up to another great teen drama I recently read, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak. The book is a quick read and not bad, but it doesn't grip you in a way it should. As a protagonist, Maisie is not a terribly sympathetic character. As the actual events from the bus are finally told, it's a let down and the entire end of the book just sort of runs out of steam.

There are other books worth reading first. This one is just OK.

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