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Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Labor Day
by Joyce Maynard (Goodreads Author)
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson (Goodreads Author)
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Very well written and engrossing young adult novel - I finished it in two sittings, which is pretty remarkable nowadays. Filled with wry humor and carefully observed details of adolescence.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
"A remarkable book -- and not just for young adults. The perspective is what is special. The reader trails along with the protagonist, not quite sure what is going on. All is revealed, of course. I'll never forget the categorization of the groups a..." Read more of this review »
Haley J. and 18 other people liked John's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"I'm a big fan of Ms Tartt's The Secret History, though was rather disappointed by The Little Friend, despite Ms Tartt's masterful use of language to build emotional suspense. The Goldfinch flits somewhere between the two - a return to a first pers..." Read more of this review »
Haley J. and 815 other people liked Diane's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"Never have I been so conflicted about a book. Parts of it I loved. Parts of it I hated. Sometimes I wanted to praise it. Other times I wanted to abandon it.

I'm relieved I've finally finished this novel (771 pages! JFC!) because I can stop debatin..." Read more of this review »
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Haley J. rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in January, 2014
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I liked "The Goldfinch," and the end was beautifully written and made up for many of the issues I had with the book as a whole. I really struggled with liking and connecting with Theo, although I suppose this was necessary as he had trouble doing tha...more
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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A mess-- particularly the conclusion.
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Charlotte Brontë
“No sight so sad as that of a naughty child," he began, "especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?"

"They go to hell," was my ready and orthodox answer.

"And what is hell? Can you tell me that?"

"A pit full of fire."

"And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?"

"No, sir."

"What must you do to avoid it?"

I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: "I must keep in good health and not die.”
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