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All art is unstable. It's meaning is not necessarily that implied by the author, There is no authorative active voice. There are only multiple readings. David Bowie, 1995

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

not for me, but might be for you...

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry 

Ok, by the end of the first chapter I was ready to toss it in. It wasn't that there were too many lead characters, their adjectival names or the situation they found themselves in, it just wasn't the level of 'farcical' I expected. Now, The "Importance of Being Ernest," that is farcical. I felt like I was reading a version of a "Lemony Snicket" novel for slightly older persons without quite the same witty repartee. I enjoyed "The Amaranth Enchantment" (not a farce) but the a Scandalous Sisterhood just wasn't doing it for me. Not to be put off, I read a few of the rave reviews on other sites and decided to persevere. Still not my cup of tea and really, I suspect the YA reading audience for this is fairly narrow. However, it's obvious that many did enjoy it, so read some more reviews and go from there.

A NetGalley ARC

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