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Marcy Keeton has commented on (2) products.

So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman
So Much Pretty

Marcy Keeton, July 21, 2011

So Much Pretty is a truly luminous and engrossing novel. I was drawn into the characters and the multiple narrators very easily, as Hoffman skillfully creates suspense and mystery without revealing too much information. The narrative weaves it's magic with different voices, each with a different tone and mood; at some point the urgency of the story begins to pulse through every word. I loved this book in so many ways--the characters are vividly drawn and the language is beautiful. I don't want to say too much--but this book managed to creep me out and make me think. It reminded me of why I love Monique Wittig, and made me realize why I am a feminist. This novel is an incredible and powerful mystery--it is also a dark and disturbing vision of contemporary culture. Beautiful, memorable, haunting. Can't wait for Hoffman's next work!
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Marcy Keeton, January 1, 2010

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is so much more than a simple YA novel--it is an exploration of the self, identity, love, loss, and adolescence. James Sveck is a brilliantly wondrous and complex young protagonist, and you may find it hard not to fall in love with his dry wit and acerbic attitude. I love this book--couldn't stop reading it!
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