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Butterflies by Susanne Gervay
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Sep 10, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fragments-of-childhood, owned, contemporary, favourites, young-adult
Read in January, 2002

I remember very vividly reading this book on my way home from school on the tram in year 8. I nearly missed my stop (in fact, I'm sure I did) because I was so engrossed in it. It's a touching tale of a burns victim grappling for normalcy in her life, but there's more to it than just that—it's a sympathetic (sometimes scathing) painting of the impact such a horrific accident can have on the victim's family and friends, and the obstacles they have to overcome. I suppose some parts feel a little clichéd now that I read it again, but when I was 14 or so, this book left quite an impression on me. I made a note of it on my blog and Susanne actually left a comment on my guestbook; I'm sorry to say I don't know where that entry is now.

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