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Rose
Rose is on page 10 of 224
I'm ten pages into this book and I already know it's going to be a tough read. Still, I think I'm hooked to see how far I can get into it, if not go ahead and finish it tonight.
May 10, 2012 10:08PM
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Rose
Rose is on page 153 of 224
That reveal just came out of nowhere. I understand it's supposed to be shocking, but I didn't feel anything. =(
May 10, 2012 11:54PM
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Rose
Rose is on page 145 of 224
I think the other thing that's irking me right now is that just about every adult in this book seems negligent or uninvolved in the scuffles that occur. I'm not saying it isn't plausible, but the way it's coming across doesn't feel as real as it should at this point. Still reading though.
May 10, 2012 11:41PM
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Rose
Rose is on page 104 of 224
I think Colasanti started out very strong with the book in terms of events and Noelle's voice, but I'm starting to see it unravel here with a lot of telling and some forced insinuations/lessons to be had. I'm hoping it smooths over as I go along, but I've had this experience with her novels before - strong start and conflict, but then gradually forces the point it's supposed to show, leaving it not as strong.
May 10, 2012 11:24PM
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Rose
Rose is on page 67 of 224
My heart's breaking for Noelle. If her mother keeps stealing the money she earns from her job, up to the point where she can't afford or ask anyone for tampons/pads, let alone food, it's...I don't even have words. I'm raging right now at the students that are giving her hell about what happened. Poor girl.
May 10, 2012 10:54PM
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Rose
Rose is on page 16 of 224
" 'You ruined my life,' she told me. My mother is not a mom. She's just some selfish woman who should have never had a kid."

Oh God. I really want to hug this girl.
May 10, 2012 10:19PM
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