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She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
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Dec 06, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-biography-and-memoir, read-set-in-the-midwest-and-indiana

More antics from the unlikely setting of Mooreland, Indiana--Zippy's back in her sequel to A Girl Named Zippy . I give this one five stars because I am biased towards anything that has Indiana in it. You get more of a feel for Zippy's parents--two negligent, essentially half-assed and selfish people whom Zippy regards with love and loyalty, nonetheless. I think what I found most endearing and poignant (yet inexplicably frustrating) was how she relates her parents' (many, many) failings so matter-of-factly, without resentment or reproach, but rather simply an acceptance of that being the way they were.

If you dream of a childhood and a life in Middle America, this is an excellent exploration of it.

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message 1: by Abby (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Abby Johnson Come back to the midwest, Mel! We miss you!

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