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message 1: by Dre (new)

Dre WOW, really? I was actually looking forward to reading this.

AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator Mm, chees, the kind that blocks your brain arteries...

Rashika (is tired) @Dre you'll probably like it more than I did .-.
I think everyone will

@Anna your comment sounds like a good start for a great rap :P

Shell The Belle Aww heck - the blurb sounds so good too. Never mind onto the next hun :) :) :)

Rashika (is tired) I am just a party pooper :P
don't you mind me
Most people will probably love this .-.

message 6: by E. (new)

E. Mellyberry I was like 30-40% into this before I stopped. kinda bored, but I might continue someday.
Nice, honest review :)

message 7: by TL (new)

TL excellent review hun, sorry you didn't enjoy the book *hugs*

Rashika (is tired) @E. Mellyberry if you were bored until then, it really doesn't get any better imo *sigh* :/

@TL Thanks! I wish I had enjoyed it more :(

message 9: by Kim (new)

Kim Fortin "My problem with this whole thing is that it seems to say that there is a ‘right’ way to be a female but there isn’t! Femininity isn’t defined by whether you are girly or not! I am neither girly nor a tom boy but I am no less female then other girls out there. I think what made this worse was that Charlie seemed to be the only ‘tom boy’ in this book. She was surrounded by girly girls who only seemed to care about make-up. The stereotypes started getting to me and I ended up being so annoyed."

Thanks for saving me the trouble of reading this. Too bad the sexist description ("But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything.") sounds exactly like how the book turned out (i.e. the outmoded idea of "tomboy" vs. girls just being themselves). Sigh. Can we effing evolve already? These tired gender roles are ridiculous.

Rashika (is tired) THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I seem to be the only one who had a huge problem with this and in all honesty I am tired of seeing the 'tom boy who doesn't know a thing about being a girl' trope. Please stop telling me that there is a right way to being a girl.

I will say that it all depends on the reader's opinion but for me, I just felt like this book really did reinforce certain gender roles. I mean it is about Charlie growing as a person but a lot of that growth occurs when she steps out of her 'tom boy' role. BLEH.

message 11: by Sara (new)

Sara Register I've read all of Kasie West's books...this was my least favorite. The first one I read was The Distance Between Us. I personally loved it. I just barely finished Pivot Point and Split Second. I liked them a lot. I would say, don't judge West by this particular book.

Rashika (is tired) That's reassuring! :)

I have Pivot Point and an ebook for The Distance Between Us so whenever I get around to reading them, I do hope I'll enjoy them a whole lot more! :)

message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Preach. Preach preach preach PREACH!

Rashika (is tired) *high fives you*

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