Benjamin M M từ Audrain County
I've been saying I was going to read this book for soooo long, and have never gotten around to it.
I started to read this book for Banned Books Week. It's on the list of the Top 100 Banned or Challenged Books for 2000-2009 (see the list at http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy...). But. I didn't get past the first two chapters. Too much info-dumping, stilted internal monologue, and a cliche scene in which the protagonist studies herself in the mirror so the author can describe her appearance: "She stood in front of her closet mirror in her T-shirt and twisted this way and that. What's wrong with me? she wondered. There was nothing the matter that she could see. She was tall and leggy, like her mother, with full breasts, small waist, and slim hips..." I suspect that if this novel had not been banned, it would have died a natural death long ago.