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Carol Green has commented on (11) products.

Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong
Bitter in the Mouth

Carol Green, January 31, 2011

Truong slowly draws you into the life of the protagonist, Linda and then provides some unexpected twists and turns in the story. I enjoyed reading this and trying to experience life from Linda's perspective. This coming of age story works well.
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Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez
Salvation City

Carol Green, November 27, 2010

Interesting premise for the story. Nunez does a good job of exploring the thoughts and fears of a 14-year old boy. She also explores the cultural differences that exist in this country. Enjoyable read!
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When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
When the Emperor Was Divine

Carol Green, January 24, 2010

In somewhat sparse stories, Otsuka manages to convey a complex message. You come away from these interlinked stories with a wonderful message about humanity. Very moving.
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Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's by Tim Page
Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's

Carol Green, November 19, 2009

While this book is presented as a memoir about growing up with Asperger's, I found it to be more a memoir about Page's growing up in the drug and music culture of the 1960s. Asperger's figures only mildly in his recounting of the drugs he took and his interest in music of all stripes and varieties. The book has some interesting moments, but by and large, it is not very engaging and doesn't really do much to enlighten the reader about growing up with Asperger's.
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In My Skin: A Memoir
In My Skin: A Memoir

Carol Green, September 9, 2009

This is a memoir from a good, middle class girl growing up in Australia who gets hooked on heroin. Her life from there goes incrementally downhill until she is working 7 nights a week as a prostitute to support her and her boyfriend's habit. The book is well written and engaging, though I have to say that the endless recitation of her prostitution experiences got to be tedious. I think it would have been better to leave out some of the experiences and her thoughts about them. Trimming some pages would have made it a better book.
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