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Ethan Frome (96 Edition) by Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome (96 Edition)

leelerbaby, May 9, 2008

Sad tale of a man's life filled with tragedy. After a life of caring for a sick father then mother, Frome marries his wife Zeena out of gratitude for helping care for his mother. Wife turns into a hypochondriac who needs to be cared for by a relative Mattie. Frome finds himself being drawn to Mattie and when his wife states that Mattie must leave to be replaced by a girl who is better at taking care of a person, Frome plans to leave with Mattie but out of obligation decides to stay.On the way to taking Mattie to the train station Frome and Mattie confess their love and realize that both can't bare to be parted. They decides to end the problem by sledding into a big elm tree. Tale ends with Frome having limp, Mattie a bitter invalid being taken care of by Frome's wife. A sad tale of new love just realized that turns into regret and burden.
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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Girl, Interrupted

leelerbaby, February 23, 2008

Straight forward account of a girl's stay in a mental institution. She places no blame or passes any judgements, just recalls the experience as she remembers it . In the end your left wondering whether she needed or even benefited from being placed there or if it was all the result of a doctor overreacting to symptoms that most teenagers at that time were going through.
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Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker
Blood and Guts in High School

leelerbaby, February 23, 2008

Incoherent almost nonexistent story line based on sex and sexual disease. Broken sentences of thought and fragmented poetry. The only part that even came close to making any sort of sense was the main character's book report on the The Scarlett Letter, what a waste of reading time.
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Choke: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
Choke: A Novel

leelerbaby, December 30, 2007

Hilariously funny, with an underlining emotional message.
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The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
The Song Reader

leelerbaby, July 14, 2007

Two sisters coming to terms in a world where bad things happen to good people and life just isn't fair. Sometimes you can't help everyone with their emotional problems in order to feel loved, sometimes you just have to accept your mistakes and learn to save yourself. A great emotional read.
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