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Albatross by Josie Bloss
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Mar 20, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010-read, 2010-favorites, young-adult, contemporary-fiction
Recommended to Heather by: Donna
Read from March 17 to 19, 2010 , read count: 1

This book really put destructive relationships into the forefront and how damaging they can be. This reminded me a lot of the destructive relationship in Twilight between Bella and Edward. That's one of the things I didn't like about the Twilight series. I felt their relationship was very destructive and not healthy at all. And a lot of young girls may believe that's what they want....

This book shows the appeal of guys like Edward, dark and brooding and controlling, but how that is really destructive.

Tess and her mother are new in town; they left Chicago and their father/husband behind. Not a nice guy who is controlling and mean. Tess becomes attracted to Micah who just happens to treat her just like her dad does, with disdain and control. She feels at home.

It was really hard to see her fall into this abusive relationship and to see how she felt she didn't even deserve this guy!

I think it was a bit trite in how she was able to overcome this destructive relationship. I think it would really take a lot more help from outside sources for her to get out of something like this. But I still think it's an important introduction into these type of relationships and how destructive they are. A wonderful antithesis to the misogyny in Twilight.
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03/17/2010 page 60
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message 1: by Misty (new)

Misty I saw this on a list of books about violence and negative relationships in teen books. Thought about looking it up and then promptly forgot about it...;p


message 2: by Claire (new) - added it

Claire I totally disagree with you on the apparent destructive relationship portrayed in Twilight, therefore, I decided that I might really like this book. I'll let you know my feelings after I read it.


Heather Yup, each to her/his own...


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