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A Step from Heaven by An Na
A Step from Heaven

rw3, May 3, 2008

An excellent debut as proven by the numerous awards and accolades. Na braids issues of race, economics, and language with heartbreaking sensitivity. This should be on everyone's read list!
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Pigtopia by Kitty Fitzgerald

rw3, April 23, 2008

this is an extremely well written tale of friendship, loyalty and trust. the tenderness applied to the growth of the friendship between the main characters is worthy of comparison to relationships like boo radley/scout finch, quasimodo/esmerelda, and belle/beast. fitzgerald also endows jack plum with a unique colloquial dialect bringing to mind huck finn in his adventures. ultimately, the story is a coming of age tale. holly lock learns about responsibilities and how much more difficult the whitewater of life can be if you attempt to navigate them floating on lies. fitzgerald paints an honest portrait of a girl at a pivotal moment in her life. this is a must read for any fan of teen lit or any fan of fiction in general.
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Slam by Nick Hornby

rw3, April 15, 2008

excellent read. there doesn't seem to be as much humor as his other books. you would think that a writer capable of making a group of people who met while attempting suicide funny could make teen pregnancy a bit funnier. none the less, this book hits the spot. hornby is sensitive to the issues and stays true to his character's voice. i like that abortion is not debated or mulled over. it is mentioned and when it is obvious that it is out of the question the characters move on. time travel is an interesting twist in this book. i can't say i was expecting it but i wasn't put off by it. overall a very good read.
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