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Towelhead by Alicia Erian
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Nov 11, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Emily by: Kate Hensley

This is very powerful book telling a modern day story of culture clash, family dysfunction, child abuse, sexual self-discovery, and finally, redemption. It is "Lolita" told from the girl's point of view - and not a pleasant one at that. Jasira tells her shocking story in a graphic & plainspoken manner that lends a sense of pathos to the escalating events. It's a quick read, with a hopeful ending. I'll probably read it again, and recommend it my teen mom book group too.
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November 11, 2008 – Shelved
November 11, 2008 –
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