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Sleepwalking in Daylight by Elizabeth Flock
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Dec 17, 2010

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Recommended for: soccer moms, confused teens
Read from December 17 to 19, 2010

This book alternates between narration of a housewife named Samantha, and her 16 year old daughter Cameron. I find it fitting that i took this book out of the noe valley library, because samantha is what i imagine the quintessential noe valley woman to be like. running around doing errands all day, doing everything for her 3 kids and husband, running in charity runs, pto, and looking "put together". she is very focused on looking "put together" and going to whole foods to serve her family organic things, which she sometimes fails at. (we have a whole foods right here too!). But she hates her marriage and doesn't really like anything she does during the day, and doesn't even really seem to like her children either. Cammy found out she was adopted when she was just 3, when the husband, who seems like this really blah guy by the way, blurted it out to her. now she has become a goth, she loses her old friends, and spends the days taking drugs and the nights giving blow jobs to pay for them. we read as she writes in her journal, and all she wants is to be part of a family. as she searches for her birth mother, she yearns to be close to sam. sam is too self centered to notice. i never liked sam. she doesn't care about anyone but herself, whines the whole time, and does nothing to fix anything. there are also some little boys who exist only to go back and forth to soccer. cammy's last chapter was sooo sad i can't say without it being a spoiler, but it really hit home. sam's last chapter was just really more of the selfish same. bleh. i wsant to give it 4 stars for cammy but everyone else just brought it down to 3.
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Reading Progress

12/17/2010 page 22
6.0% "this is so noe valley..from the library too"
12/19/2010 page 368
100.0% "the ending was SO SAD."

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