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Flamboyant: A Novel

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  37 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
When Chana Landau begins her job as a teacher at Harvey Milk High School, she leaves the protection of her traditional Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn for a school that embodies everything she has been forbidden to experience. In a hostile classroom filled with sexually "different" teens, street kids, and drug addicts, Chana's one support is Flamboyant, a fifteen-year- ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 29th 1999 by Picador (first published September 1998)
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Natalie
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All the books I had on my list were currently checked out at the library so I picked up this one. Glad I did! I like the way the author switched back and forth between the teacher and the student's point of view. She did an excellent job of giving each character voice. I think this would be a great book club book. Topics that could be discussed include religion, education, sexuality, and making difficult unpopular choices. Overall a good read.
Guillermo
Nov 26, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has its moments.

I still liked the read through and the characters.
Chanie
A random book I found on my school's bookshelf as I was hunting for books for a paper. It was enjoyable in a way I found surprising. Quirky. People and places brought together in surprising ways.
Gina
Oct 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a book that I would normally choose but it only cost $1. I liked how the author went back and forth from the teacher's point of view and the student's point of view.
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