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Muriel Avenue Sluts
Seventeen-year-old Julia Turnbow’s mother gets paid to have sex; that’s just how it is. When Jules turns eighteen she‘ll follow in her mother’s footsteps and begin training to join the exclusive world of Philadelphia’s infamous Muriel Avenue Sluts. Anyway, that’s the plan.
But when Jules’s best friend Anna reveals that she’s being ...more
The scope of the problem is enormous. The solution? That’s unclear. When it’s your father who’s doing the raping, to whom do you turn? What if your father is a police ...more
Received this ARC for an honest review and I found this to be an interesting read.
Julia is a child who was born to a mom that gets paid for sex at Muriel Avenue Sluts and plans on doing the same when she turns 18 years old but things change when she finds out about the abuse and then the mysterious death and the two people that can be the only ones that could have done it or know what happened. Things become complicated for Julia because she says a lot more than she was supposed to and ...more
From the start, the story is gripping. It’s coming of age. Drama. Romance. Despair. Action. Mystery. It doesn’t shy away from looking at real hard issues that face some unfortunate young people and ladies. I loved the portrayal of strong brave women ...more
I was first inspired by wondering what it would be like to be a teenaged girl who was raised by a prostitute. How would that inform her thoughts on love, sex, and relationships? From there, the Muriel Avenue Sluts were born.
I must have read it through a thousand times, and I still love going back to it.
This book grabbed me right away, with the story about the girl named Julia who was predestined to be a Muriel Ave Slut (=prostitute), but wanted to fall in love before she met her destiny. I thought it was going to be a love story where she'd meet some guy who would convince her that she was more than a slut and she could have real ...more
I’d like to tell you the storytelling voice is supreme. This book is not your everyday paperback – it has the perfect pacing of a masterpiece, with twists in all the right moments.
The main character is relatable but so are those around her. The story is gripping, slow at times but not for long, and gets you through a rollercoaster of emotions.
Now, for the rest.
The author themselves seem proud of the feminist themes within the book ...more
There are heavy topics in Muriel Avenue Sluts. The ...more
I am going to admit that I chose to read (with my ears) MAS based 90% on the title and 10% on the sleek cover and description. What a unique premise! I knew the book would likely be sexual in nature – edgy even – but with seventeen-year-old Jules as the main ...more
"Muriel Avenue Sluts" follows the everyday life of those that live in a collective community of Muriel Avenue. This community, labelled "sluts", is well known in the town for their pleasing of ...more
I would like to start by saying that Muriel Avenue Sluts was a great read. The book was unique. For me, the title alone made me interested.
Julia, the main character, lives on Muriel Avenue. All the women who live there who are above the age of 18, including Julia's mother, are sluts. By the author's definition, a slut is a class above whore because they are more exclusive. In the real world they are pretty much lumped into the same category. The way in which Julia and the other children of
When I first started reading this book, I had no idea what to expect. And even as I continued reading, I still wasn’t sure-which is a huge plus in my opinion. It has all the glamorous, sex-as-a-weapon atmosphere of any other good noir story, but with an unexpectedly tender side. As the daughter of a Muriel Avenue Slut (always capitalized) and presumptive future Slut herself, 17 year-old Jules would be a logical and predictable choice for mastermind. Instead, despite her criminal ...more
First off, it’s well written. It kept me going from the beginning to the end, which doesn’t happen to me too often (Especially with 300+ page books). The story is unique, written from an interesting angle. Dialogue is smooth and interactions between characters are good. It deals with a serious subject, yet it’s not too heavy because of the light tone of the book.
I liked the main ...more
It’s like reading your first Palahniuk novel… It’s strange, at times weird, often funny, sometimes ridiculous, taking into account there is a place where kids grow up knowing they are going to become one of the “sluts”, just like their mothers and grandmothers. A place “full of juicy gossip, sexual banter, and thrilling secrets”. The book definitely keeps your attention from the very beginning. You start reading and you smile, roll your ...more
I rooted for the main character the whole way. Raised on Muriel Avenue, whose occupants live by a different set of standards, Jules has a pretty unique world view. I found ...more
I started reading this book just as the sexual harassment scandal involving Harvey Weinstein and the Hollywood elite was unraveling, and the sex abuse statistics in the book, though frightening, at once made sense. It says one in nine high school girls are sexually abused and a third of such abuse happens at home—a father, a stepfather, or an uncle. It is a troubling reality.
But Muriel Avenue Sluts is not all about statistics. The story itself is a ...more
Excellent character ...more
I found the book very engaging. I never felt like I was not going to finish it. The story begins with Jules in high school getting taunted because her mother is a "Slut", which is apparently a women who provides services and more. The Sluts all live together in some kind of a commune/brothel with their children.
The first part of the story is pretty much high school drama, but then it starts to twist and turn with stories of sexual abuse and ...more
The subject matter of this story is CSA (Childhood Sexual Abuse), rape, and high class prostitution. Ok, so that’s a warning to you if any of these subjects are ...more
Honestly , It is the best thing i won so far!
Thank you for picking me!
I LOVED IT!
There's not a single thing i didn't like about this book. (only the fact that there's not more of it)
Despite what the title and the summary makes you assume about the content of this book, this story is full of love and compassion. It shows that family is people who care about you and love you no matter what and not someone who shares ...more
The Two Sentence Description: Julia grew up on Muriel Avenue—the women-owned, women-run street of houses inhabited by an exclusive set of “sluts” (who are, more accurately, well-paid escorts with uncommon agency over their professional sex worker lives). When she learns that her best friend (also the daughter of a slut) was raped by one of her mother’s Johns, she plays a dangerous game of revenge that sets her on a course toward a double life that creates tension among her normal teenage things— ...more
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