7.17.2014

just finished...

I suspect that had I read it I would have enjoyed it much more: the female narrator's voice drove me crazy. Told from the points of view of Tom Nash, a high school science teacher, and his two teenage children, handsome hockey star Eli and typical sophomore Deenie. Deenie's best friend, Lise, is stricken by an unexplained, violent seizure during class. As rumors, gossip, and panic fly through the community, more girls collapse. The book captures the hysteria and paranoia that swirl around any kind of teen girl drama. It captures the nuances of teen girl friendships and family relationships. The more I think about the twisty turns and closely guarded secrets, I liked the story a lot. But the narrator really bothered me.

1 comment:

Paula Kaye said...

Sounds like another good one!