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"I would honestly read a full memoir abut Bragg being a journalist. If this book had any focus, I honestly feel like it would be really good." 19 hours, 25 min ago

 
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"Big and Liza's chapters are pretty well-written, but Mosey's are UNBEARABLE. This has to be the worst attempt to write a teenage voice I've ever read, and as a YA fan, that's saying something.

Also, why is this book so preoccupied with sex? I keep forgetting that a woman wrote this - the biggest thing this reminds me of is Chuck Palahniuk writing about women in Invisible Monsters."
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"Kitty Capulet and the Invention of Underwater Photography by Dylan Horrocks: 2/5 (DNF) I thought I would like this at first, because the protagonist is pretty well-developed. But the writing is pretty awkward, not as funny as it's trying to be. But the real problem came when I started to get to the meat of the story, and the insufferably preachy message that I sensed coming. I'll pass." Aug 28, 2016 07:40AM

 
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I don’t know who the hell your God is. Not that portrait in your living room, that’s for sure. No matter who you worship, how would you know what he thinks?

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Unlike Michelangelo, I may not have church ceilings and museum walls to hang art on, to show what I need the world to see. But I do have lockers.
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