Tam Holland Bicultural high schooler Vee's quest for identity is funny, nuanced and moving—and as individual as he is. He was always accessible, and I found him a generous spirit.
And what can I say about that reading experience? That I am a better-informed citizen? That I regret knowing what I know.
To my credit, maybe, is that I skimmed the book, finished it in one hour, and returned it to the library posthaste. Which brings us to this dark place. I resisted it, as it lingered in my pile of library books for enough time to become worryingly overdue.
Then I had a long airplane ride, took Chee along, and enjoyed reading about his MFA experiences at Iowa and his writing and publishing experiences after and his days of dressing in drag.
While it has a slow start, particularly so if you are a reader who does not enjoy plentiful nature description, it picks up, and then it grabs you by the open eyes and refuses to let you go until the shocking and satisfying ending. I loved this book.
Kya is a girl abandoned by everyone, including her family, to live in the marsh of the North Carolina coast. She is sensitive and intelligent but unschooled until a young man from town teaches her to read.
Her wild beauty is captivating for young men from the town — which opens up a whole new world to Kya, for better and for worse. There is more abandonment. Through it all, Kya captures our heart. Read this one for sure. Johnson, a collection of essays, is gripping in a way one might not expect essays to be.
I thought of myself as one not exactly tantalized by essays, but I believe I am evolving on that score. I learned so much from it about revenge and hate and love — things I did not know I needed to learn: I flew through this collection, and I absolutely will use it in my writing classes.
Everyone needs to know about Lacy M. Johnson, and today, I will order her two memoirs: What is amazing about this author is that she inserts the most extraordinary moments into her prose without warning. Suddenly, one is reading along, filled with the life of the husband and wife and his second wife, filled with the plot — is the pregnancy for real, is there an affair, will the meddling mother in law ever cease and desist?
If one does not read carefully, if one skims, forget it. So happy I discovered this author.
I will read whatever she writes.Playing at Being Bad: The Hidden Resilience of Troubled Teens [Michael Ungar] on benjaminpohle.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Our most troubled youth are far more resilient and healthy than we are ready to admit.
If we take the time to listen very closely to our children speak about their experiences beyond our front doors.
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She warns that “the way girls handle the problems of adolescence can have implications for their adult lives. In recent years, Mary Pipher’s book on adolescent girls, Reviving Ophelia, has made Ophelia a symbolic figure for troubled, voiceless adolescent girls. But what of Hamlet? What of Ophelia’s brothers?/5(18).
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