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Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
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Apr 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: folktale-fairytale, high-school, identity, short-stories, poetry, strongwomen, romance
Read from February 09 to 11, 2012

Age: 9th-12th grade

Based on the Greek story of Psyche, goddess of the soul, and Eros, god of love. This provides a contemporary spin without losing the complexity and elegance of the original tale. The story is mixed with fantastical elements, enriched by the poetic form, and filled with imagery and metaphors. This is a great example of long form poetry mixing dense images with dialogue and plot progression.

Excellent book for the "intellectual" teens.

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