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The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
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Apr 29, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2011, signed-books, favorites

This story is so much more than the love between Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an african american deaf man, and a newborn baby.
Wonderfully written. The story illustrates love, loss, faith, and growth.
I'm still absorbing the whole thing, so will come back later with more thoughts.

"You can't let no one break you....If you don't let no one break you, you win." ~Blue to Homan

Spoilers below:

It's about Martha, the woman who is asked to hide the baby, and how she does her very best raising Julia. And helps to start an investigation into institutions.
It's about Kate, who was more than an aid to Lynnie at the School. She was a lifelong friend.
Homan (Number Forty Two), perservering and making his way back to Lynnie.
And Lynnie, and her obstacles and her progress with speech, etc.
Hannah, Lynnie's sister, who comes back into Lynnie's life.

The author just tied everything together so smoothly.
(The lighthouse, and how it was a safe place for Lynnie and Hannah), and how that ties in with how Lynnie made her decision to stop on that stormy night w/Buddy at Martha's house and knowing in her heart it was a safe place.

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Reading Progress

April 29, 2011 – Shelved
November 13, 2011 – Started Reading
November 13, 2011 –
page 42
November 16, 2011 –
page 94
November 18, 2011 –
page 133
November 18, 2011 –
page 186
November 19, 2011 –
page 227
November 23, 2011 –
page 251
November 27, 2011 –
page 309
November 27, 2011 – Finished Reading
November 28, 2011 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
March 2, 2012 – Shelved as: signed-books
April 13, 2012 – Shelved as: favorites

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Carrie i cant wait to see what you think of this...i JUST finished it and im still reacting to it!

Carrie YAH! you loved it!

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