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Original Essays | July 24, 2014

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
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The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman
The Orphanmaster

Jena, August 23, 2012

Though the historical setting of this book is very well researched, the plot feels rushed by the end, like the dots are just getting connected as quickly as possible. I had a lot of questions that were skimmed over, especially concerning relationships. The characters could have used more time in development; in this book, they're really the weakest link in the holy trinity of fiction (plot-setting-characters), even the most interesting of them are pretty flat. The setting, though, shines enough that I added Zimmerman's nonfiction works to my TBR list.
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The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
The Weird Sisters

Jena, August 12, 2012

I love characters with bookish families, and I really liked how this book was written from the point of view of all three sisters at once. Sounds weird, I know, but it works really well. Love the characters' flaws; no one in this book is perfect (except maybe the minister).
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The Weird Sisters (Large Print) (Thorndike Basic)
The Weird Sisters (Large Print) (Thorndike Basic)

Jena, August 12, 2012

I love characters with bookish families, and I really liked how this book was written from the point of view of all three sisters at once. Sounds weird, I know, but it works really well. Love the characters' flaws; no one in this book is perfect (except maybe the minister).
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Glow (Sky Chasers) by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Glow (Sky Chasers)

Jena, August 12, 2012

I don't usually go for space settings, but I really liked this book. The bits about what God is or isn't were a little heavy handed, but as it's a major conflict, I'm willing to overlook it.
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Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #01) by Veronica Roth
Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #01)

Jena, August 12, 2012

Certainly an interesting setting with promising characters. Intrigued that people are forced to pick one virtue to of five to dedicate themselves to; if anything about the book was hard to swallow, it was that.
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