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just_a_girl by Kirsten Krauth
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really liked it

I became totally engrossed in the story of teenage Layla, her mother Margot and the quiet Tadashi. A good one to read if you have a daughter who wil be grappling with growing up in the digital age of selfies, online bullying and fast-tracked sexual experience. Was it at times confronting? Yes, I feared for some young women, expected to be blase about all the milestones of sex'n'drugs'n'not'rocknroll. Thankfully I grew up in a simpler time.

I wanted to know what happened, I felt compelled to find out about Layla, cheering her one from the sideines, while despairing the world she lived in.

Thought this book was nicely written and a peek into another world.....
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August 20, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
August 20, 2013 – Shelved

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David Burgess Thanks for the review Anna. I never would have considered this book otherwise.

Anna Thanks David. I'm re-reading the book as I felt like I rushed through the first time. This time I'm savouring some of the great descriptions Krauth has used. Over on Readmill I've been highlighting and commenting.

Some of the phrases I loved included:
"Dark round lamps shone like pregnant bellies."
"In the lift I notice his boots are pointed. Sharp like his one-liners."

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