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Minor

(The Journals of Meghan McDonnell #1)

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Minor is the first installment of the personal journals in which, for over 20 years, writer Meghan McDonnell has chronicled her life beginning at age eight through present day. With searing candor and tenderness, her musings on daily life and observations of family, social and romantic relationships coalesce in a commentary on growing up, facing
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Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published December 18th 2015
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Melissa Lee
I was sent a copy of Minor by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoy reading books that are written in diary or journal format. I find that it gives a great inside view on the main character, or in the case of Minor, the author herself. This particular journal showed how young teens are heavily influenced by the people around them, most specifically their friends. Growing up in a city with a large population, McDonnell made friends and entered relationships with many different peopl
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Rajalakshmi Prithviraj
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Minor is a memoir of a young teen, the trials and tribulations that she goes through during her growing up years.

The book is written in the form of a journal and has all the essence that a personal journal is to have. It is candid, brutally honest and shows the emotions that Meghan must have gone through at that phase of life. It is a chronological account of the nineties and those belonging to this era would definitely be able to associate themselves with the songs, the language and th
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On My Kindle BR
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Beginning in 1987 and chronicling her life until 1997, McDonnell reveals her innermost thoughts and secrets; a fact that cannot be ignored as the formatting in Minor is similar to what you would find in a diary, or journal.

The formatting of Minor is definitely unique, and it reminds readers that they are reading an uncensored and candid re-telling of a person's life. There are a few grammatical errors, but these minor errors lend an air of authenticity to the book which serves to remind readers
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Amy Shannon
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Totally Real.

This is the chronicles or journal of McDonnell. It's an interesting view and collection of her own personal journals. The journals give observation, vulnerability, feelings, and even actions that are expressed through a girl's diary. I like how the book was put together, but do wonder what was not put in the journals, and I guess that's part of the fun of reading it. It's an honest look into McDonnell and her journey of growing up. Look forward to book 2. 
Carmen
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved being nostalgic and reminiscent while reading this. Meghan seemed to have a very social and busy life, with nice travelling experiences. I got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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3.5/5 stars
I will have a spoiler free review on my blog www.readbooksanddrinkcoffee.wordpress... soon :)
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Meghan McDonnell lives in Walla Walla with her husband and two kitties. When she’s not writing or reading, she spends time outdoors, sits by a fire, solves crossword puzzles, and pretends to garden. She’s been known to listen to a true crime podcast or ten and wants to be a detective. You can learn more about her by reading her books.

Other books in the series

The Journals of Meghan McDonnell (10 books)
  • Novice  (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell, #2)
  • Limbo (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell,  #3)
  • Elsewhere (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell, #4)
  • Sojourn (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell, #8)
  • Faithful (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell, #5)
  • Onward (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell, #7)
  • Ingress  (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell, #9)
  • Vespers (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell, #6)
  • Witness (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell, #10)