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The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker
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Sep 10, 2010

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I think I would have liked this book more whole-heartedly if one or the other of Elna Baker and I weren't Mormon. Even as it was, I liked it. I thought it was funny, engaging, well written, and thought-provoking. However, Elna Baker is very different from me and I found that I could not distance myself from the choices she made. I disagreed with a lot of what she did, and that grated on me as the book went on.

The Mormon issue aside, this is a great memoir. It's the story of journeys: from fat girl to thin girl, from teen to adult, from directionless to employed, from Mormon to...? all in one person.

I loved the description of "Amber Cunningham." So great. I didn't love the occasionally explicit content.

I'm coming to the end of this review and I still don't know how many stars to give it. Hmm. Let's try three.

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message 1: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I'm really intrigued by this book... is it worth reading?

Bridget Yes. I'm not sorry I read it, not by a long shot. Just know that it is only with reservations that I recommend it.

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