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message 1: by Nomes (last edited Apr 17, 2011 02:55AM) (new)

Nomes this is an awesome review. it pretty much says everythign I liked about it.

I think this is my fave summers even though it is perhaps her weakest in terms of tension, plot, etc.

It was the first one I read of hers and i just loved the voice and intensity.

I also related to parker in scrounging around in the morning and flying out the door hair still wet from the shower. I preferred 15 more mins sleep and looking trashed all day to getting up on time and doing my hair :D


message 2: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Flannery, I am fascinated by your all-girl school education. How was it?


message 3: by Catie (new)

Catie I need to read some more from this author.


message 4: by Flannery (last edited Apr 17, 2011 10:06AM) (new)

Flannery @Tatiana--I loved it. I mean, I have nothing to compare it to that didn't come from books, movies, or tv, but I think my high school life was pretty normal. We had a sister school around that corner that was all-boys so we rooted for their male sports teams and went to their football/hockey games, etc. And our school was downtown so the students were from all over the city. It was awesome to make friends from everywhere and have tons of stuff to do after school.

I would send my (hypothetical) kids to single-sex high schools in a second.

@Nomes--I'm not sure which one I like the most...what a hard question. I definitely went to school with wet hair pretty often:)

@Catie--if you like one of them, you'll like all of them!


message 5: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana It must be very liberating to only be among girls. No pressure to look hot, etc. in school at least.

Have you ever read Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging? It is hilarious and about girls in a school like yours. Did you stalk guys from all-boys school?:)


message 6: by Flannery (last edited Apr 17, 2011 10:33AM) (new)

Flannery Yes and absolutely yes lol. There were some classes that you could go to the opposite school for (German there, Italian at my school, etc.) and you could TOTALLY tell when there were guys around. It was like Saving Francesca:)

We actually met tons of guys from all over the place because everyone comes from different elementary/junior high schools. (mostly other Catholic schools all over the city and the suburbs but also tons of public schools)

I think the best word to describe it is just comfortable. But girls are catty so there was still TONS of drama.


message 7: by Miriam (new)

Miriam I taught at an all-women college for a year. It seemed very relaxed, in both the positive and negative senses.


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