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It's a cold mid November day. More gray than blue. This is a good soft book to lose oneself in. I've always followed David Leavitt and he leaves me inIt's a cold mid November day. More gray than blue. This is a good soft book to lose oneself in. I've always followed David Leavitt and he leaves me in this.. comfortly morose state. He speaks of regrets, the unrequited, the sorrow and loneliness and I eat it up. But, I wrap it around me and it keeps me warm. Because this is how it is. Retakes on memories and quiet grips on reality. It doesn't help to throw in some EM Forster and Henry James history as well. :) Thank you. ...more
Sadly, this is only the 5th book that I've read this year. I'm terrible, horrible, I should move to Australia. And... I have to say... I was reallOk.
Sadly, this is only the 5th book that I've read this year. I'm terrible, horrible, I should move to Australia. And... I have to say... I was really meh over it. I've been told to read Meg Abbot for awhile and maybe I shouldn't have chosen this one as my first. I'm all like what is this?
So.. I'm thinking 'Fever'... okay, like biochemical apocalyptic.... I mean there is that lake.. with it's slime... No. They're just normal 16 yr old girls who really really really like to wear tights (as we are told many many many times) and their normal lust driven thoughts. Ok, I can deal.. I've read Sarah Dessen.. this steps it up a notch. The main character is named Deenie, which throws me back to Blume and I'm stuck in like 1980 and wow, scoliosis man... do you think that was intentional? A homage. And... my mind drifts.
So, no zombie fever. Check. Then I'm like ok... so, there's an epidemic of some sort but it's only affecting girls around 12-16 and they are hysterical in the true form of the word (Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!) and get this.. they are blaming.. VACCINES... jesus christ on a crumb. I'm so weary of the vaccine debate. So, eye roll.
Then, no HPV lurking parasite. Check. Now we've got a group of girls twitching and snapping and screaming and vomiting and tweaking and more and more each day... I'm thinking 'Where's Winona? Where's Goody Glover?' At this time, I am so confused... sigh
Okay, so no trials of the blaming sort, but wait... what's this? Jealousy! Carnality! Fury! Retribution! And... spells. The Craft? Hot girls in short black skirts and no acne and perfect hair seeking out the beautiful innocents? ehhhhh.........
I'm lost. I'm tired. I've only read 4 books this year. I feel like I wasted my precious netflix bingeing time on this. I want to cry because I miss reading. I miss the excitement of losing myself in a saga of epic proportions... Calgon, where are you?
Meh, read it. Don't. I am not going to judge Meg Abbott on this. ...more