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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing

On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757


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Ash by Malinda Lo

blackened.sky9, January 14, 2013

Ash is an evocative, gorgeous re-telling of Cinderella, where there is no benevolent fairy godmother, rather, an altogether more fearsome and alien helper with an agenda of his own; there are no singing mice, but rather a young woman finding herself, her voice and her agency, fighting to live the life she wants to. It's a gorgeous love story, a fantastic fairy tale, and far, far more than simply a young adult novel. Utterly enjoyable.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

blackened.sky9, January 14, 2013

I love this book. It is sad and funny and unexpected, and so much more than just a coming of age story. The epistolary format works fantastically well, allowing us to see things as Charlie, the protagonist does, and, sometimes, quite intentionally not allowing us. It's a book about growing up, about falling in love, about being different, about being young and infinite and that second of certainty we've all felt, at least once, that we're going to remember a moment forever. I've re-read it twice already, because it resonates with me every single time. Amazing.
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