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Franzi inAspik inAspik itibaren 6189 Konare, Bulgaristan

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Ne yazar. Yaptığı her şeyi gerçekten seviyorum. Son zamanlarda inanılmaz Octavian Nothing okumak olmasaydı ben yardım edemem ama bu daha zevk olurdu düşünüyorum (iyi, belki de "zevk" böyle korkunç bir tarih kümesinde bir şey için yanlış kelime). Bu karşılaştırma ile sadece çok iyiydi.

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This book is fantastic! I only gave it 4 stars because it's a bit weird. But I'm kind of a fan of weirdness. It's an amazing portrayal of a girl's life after her mother goes to prison. It puts into perspective the difficulties of growing up a young woman complicated even further by by trying to do it in "the system". Crazy and Wonderful!

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It's the completely compelling and frequently disturbing life story of Yvette Paris, a woman who tried to bring back old school style burlesque to New York City's strip clubs in the randy, randy 80s. She was years ahead of her time, and while reading this book I couldn't help but wonder what she thinks of the current burlesque revival. The best parts of the book detail the hierarchy of exotic dancers and Yvette's progression from go-go dancer to to booth girl to burlesque star. Yvette has to suffer for her art, and her descriptions of her fellow dancers and their customers will make your jaw drop. One thing about Yvette Paris--she tries really, really hard to remain open minded, but she still manages to say the most insane things. For example, her thoughts on lesbian co-workers: "I'm friends with many lesbians. Contrary to popular belief, they do not try to rape you." Thanks for the clarification, Yvette! She's also a master of understatement, and effortlessly shrugs off unspeakably horrible things that happen to her throughout the book. If you liked Gypsy or the burlesque chapters in My Face for the World To See, you'll probably enjoy this.

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3.5 stars The first half of this book was great. It was fluid, captivating, and made sense. The second half was kind of confusing and choppy. It left me wanting way more and not really in the good sense. I will be reading the next in the series and hope that it is a little better than this one. It wasn't a bad read. It was just okay. Lucinda, "Luce", is a 17 year old girl. All her life, she has seen these shadows and has been to various therapies, psychiatrists, medicated up, etc. In a freaky accident, her boyfriend (maybe?) is killed and she has no recollection of what actually happened. The police think she did it. It lands her in a reform school called Sword & Cross. She feels very out of place, but quickly makes friends with Arianne and Penn. Arianne is very likable right of the bat. She's kooky, quirky, and impish! Penn isn't actually at reform school because of a bad deed, but rather her late father was a groundkeeper at the school. Immediately, Luce finds herself drawing the attention of a good-looking jock-ish "popular" guy, Cam, and obsessing over the mysterious, brooding Daniel. There are a lot of questions that never really get answered. The ending was packed full of random information, but none really that meaningful to the plot in the first book.

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Not as good as White Teeth for me, but she definitely still hits the nail on the head as far as describing people.....

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Very easy to read... Story is out there but I enjoyed her writing style and it is fun to read something like this every once in a while. I can see why it was such a hit. The book is like a Harry Potter story for this time. Looking forward to the other books in the series.